Waste Reform in Western Australia But No Clarity on Eclipse

    View Authors September 2017

    A new consultation on the waste levy and waste reform in Western Australia is open until November, but it does not address the issues arising out of the Eclipse Resources litigation.

    The Department for Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has released the Waste Reform Project discussion paper, proposing amendments to the legislative framework of the waste levy and comparing the WA regime to the equivalent New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian legislation. The proposals would streamline the current levy regime, by combining five categories of landfill into one and would potentially extend the application of the levy to stockpiled waste. A longer term proposal is to incorporate the Waste Strategy into the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) (EP Act).