26 September 2023

Planning for State waste recovery

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The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has announced a consultation period for the State Waste Infrastructure Plan which seeks to guide the future development of waste and resource recovery resources.

The consultation is open to industry, Local Governments, State Government Agencies and the community.

In a statement, the Department said the plan had an outlook to 2050.

“However, the plan focuses on the built waste and recycling infrastructure needed for the State, region by region, to achieve Waste Strategy targets by 2030,” the Department said.

“The plan identifies, prioritises and quantifies the waste infrastructure needs of each region of the State, and includes some of the waste infrastructure characteristics, challenges, and opportunities​unique to each region.”

Director of Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery at the Department, Adrian Wiley elaborated, saying the plan formed part of the State’s broader waste goals, including the transition towards a sustainable, low-waste, circular economy.

“This plan will help guide decisions and investments by setting out current and future waste generation based on achieving the Waste Strategy objectives and targets,” Mr Wiley said.

“I would encourage relevant stakeholders to engage with this consultation process and submit their feedback.”

Submissions close on 23 June and can be provided via online information sessions, workshops or surveys, or by email to the Department at [email protected].

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