Amendments to the Environmental Protection Regulations

    View Author January 2018

    The Department for Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has released a consultation paper outlining its long-anticipated proposals to address the application of the “landfill levy”, following Justice Beech’s decision in Eclipse Resources Pty Ltd v The State of Western Australia [No 4] (2016) WASC 62, handed down on 9 March 2016 in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. The release of the consultation paper provides an opportunity for government stakeholders to work together to ensure that these amendments deliver their intended outcomes, and to identify and resolve any unintended consequences of these amendments prior to them taking effect. Comments are invited until 2 February 2018.