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MWAC Submission on the Proposed Amendments to the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme May 2013 MWAC Submission on the Proposed Amendments to the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme, endorsed June 2013. 10/06/2013
MWAC Submission on the PSO Review April 2013 MWAC Submission on the PSO Review, endorsed June 2013. 1/06/2013
WALGA Submission on the Draft State Planning Strategy WALGA Submission on the Draft State Planning Strategy, endorsed May 2013. 20/05/2013
Comments on the development of the KABWA Litter Strategy 201419 Comments on the development of the Keep Australia Beautiful WA Litter Strategy 2014-19. 14/05/2013
Waste to Energy Discussion Paper for Local Government This Paper gives an outline of the available technology options, policy context and issues involving decisions on Waste to Energy. Endorsed April 2013. 1/04/2013
MWAC Submission on the Metropolitan Local Government Review Final Report MWAC Submission on the Metropolitan Local Government Review Final Report, endorsed February 2013. 1/02/2013
MWAC Submission on the GBCA's discussion paper into Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Green Star MWAC Submission on the GBCA's discussion paper into Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Green Star, December 2012. 1/12/2012
Interim MWAC Submission on the DEC Draft Guidelines on Managing Asbestos at Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling Facilities Interim MWAC Submission on the DEC Draft Guidelines on Managing Asbestos at Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling Facilities, October 2012. 1/10/2012
WALGA Submission on the National Food Plan Green Paper Interim WALGA Submission on the National Food Plan Green Paper, September 2012. 20/09/2012
WALGA Submission on the Contaminated Sites Act Review, September 2012 The Interim WALGA Submission on the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 Review, September 2012. 10/09/2012
WALGA Submission on the Gascoyne Regional Planning and Infrastructure Framework The Interim WALGA Submission on the Gascoyne Regional Planning and Infrastructure Framework, September 2012. 1/09/2012
Submission on the Draft Guidelines for the Voluntary Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme, July 2012 The MWAC Submission on the Draft Guidelines for the Voluntary Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme, July 2012. 1/07/2012
WALGA Interim Submission on Productivity Commission Paper LG as Regulator The Interim WALGA Submission on the Productivity Commission's Draft Report - Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation: The Role of Local Government as Regulator, May 2012. 31/05/2012
WALGA Submission on Productivity Commission Paper on RIA Benchmarking The WALGA Submission on the Productivity Commission Issues Paper on Regulatory Impact Analysis Benchmarking, May 2012. 20/05/2012
MWAC Metropolitan LG Review Draft Findings Submission The MWAC Submission on the Draft Findings of the Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel, May 2012. 10/05/2012
Submission on Country Local Government Fund Report The WALGA Submission on the Western Australia Regional Development Trust's Country Local Government Fund Review, May 2012. 1/05/2012
Packaging Impacts Consultation RIS Submission The WALGA Submission on the COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water's Packaging Impacts Consultation Regulation Impact Statement, March 2012. 28/03/2012
Voluntary PS Arrangements Model Submission MWAC Submission on the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities' Consultation Paper on the Proposed Model for Accreditation of Voluntary Product Stewardship Arrangements. 27 March 2012. 27/03/2012
WALGA Submission on the Mid West Regional Planning Framework The WALGA Submission on the WAPC's Mid West Regional Planning Framework, January 2012. 2/01/2012
MWAC Submission Metro Local Government Review MWAC's Submission on the Metropolitan Local Government Review, January 2012. 1/01/2012
CDS Petition Submission 1/12/2011
Submission on the CFI Positive and Negative List Regulations The WALGA Submission to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Draft Positive and Negative List Regulations for the Carbon Farming Initiative, 13 September 2011. 13/09/2011
Letter on National Food Plan Letter to be read in conjunction with WALGA's Submission on the Issues Paper to Inform Development of a National Food Plan, 5 September 2011. 6/09/2011
Submission on National Food Plan The WALGA Submission on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Issues Paper to Inform Development of a National Food Plan, 5 September 2011. 5/09/2011
Submission on Used Packaging Materials NEPM Submission The WALGA Submission to the National Environment Protection Council on the National Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure, 17 August 2011. 17/08/2011
Submission on CFI Positive and Negative Lists Submission The WALGA Submission to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency on Carbon Farming Initiative - Positive and Negative Lists, 30 June 2011. 1/07/2011
Submission on Draft Methodology for the capture and combustion of landfill gas The WALGA Submission to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency on Carbon Farming Initiative - Draft methodology for the capture and combustion of landfill gas, 30 June 2011. 30/06/2011
Submission on Proposed Amendments to the EP (Noise) Act Regulations The WALGA Submission on the DEC Proposed Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act (Noise) Regulations, 23 May 2011. 23/05/2011
Submission on TV and Computer Draft Regulations This Submission was made in October 2011 and identifies key issues with the Draft Regulations for the implementation of the Product Stewardship Scheme for TV's and computers. 1/05/2011
Submission on TV's and Computers Product Stewardship Scheme MWAC's Submission on the Consultation Paper for the TV's and Computers Product Stewardship Scheme. Submitted April 2011. 8/04/2011
Senate Inquiry Submission Product Stewardship Bill 2011 MWAC's Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Product Stewardship Bill 2011. Submission made April 2011. 1/04/2011
Product Stewardship Legislation Consultation Paper The WALGA Submission on the proposed National Product Stewardship Framework Legislation. Submitted December 2010. 8/12/2010
Outer Metro Perth and Peel/ Central Metro Perth Sub-regional Strategies The MWAC Submission to the Department of Planning on the Outer Metro Perth and Peel/ Central Metro Perth Sub-regional Strategies, submitted in December 2010. 1/12/2010
State Planning Strategy 2010 Draft Discussion Papers Contains the section on waste issues that was included in the WALGA Submission to the Department of Planning on the State Planning Strategy Discussion Papers. 1/11/2010
National E-Waste Product Stewardship Scheme The WALGA proposal for an e-waste scheme roll-out in Western Australia. Submitted October 2010. 1/10/2010
Consultation RIS Used Packaging Materials The WALGA Submission to the Environment Protection and Heritage Council on the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement - Used Packaging Materials, May 2010. 1/05/2010
Submission on Draft II Waste Strategy for WA The WALGA Submission to the Waste Authority on Draft II of the Waste Strategy for Western Australia, April 2010. 1/04/2010
Submission on Acceptance of Acid Sulphate Soils at Landfill Sites The WALGA Submission to the Department of Environment and Conservation on the Draft Policy on Acceptance of Acid Sulphate Soils at Landfill Sites, February 2010. 19/02/2010
Submission on Draft I Waste Strategy for WA The WALGA Submission to the Waste Authority on Draft I of the Waste Strategy for Western Australia, December 2009. 5/12/2009
AWT Workshop Outcomes Outcomes from the AWT Workshop held 4 December 2009. 4/12/2009
Waste Contingency Planning Workshop - Outcomes 13/08/2009
Consultation RIS on TV and Computers The WALGA Submission on the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement, Code of Practice and Final Report on Willingness to Pay for E-waste Recycling August 2009. 1/08/2009
National Waste Policy Framework July 2009 Final Submission to the National Waste Policy Framework July 2009. 30/07/2009
Recycled Organics Submission This Submission is a response to the Waste Authority Recycled Organics Position Paper endorsed by MWAC in June 09. 23/06/2009
Submission on the National Waste Policy The Submission is in response to the National Waste Policy Consultation document. The Submission was made in May 2009. 1/05/2009
Kerbside Collection Systems Decision Making Tool The Position Paper on Kerbside Collection Decision Making Tool was endorsed by MWAC in April 2009 and then sent to the DEC. 1/03/2009
C&D Guidelines Submission In December 2008 the Department of Environment and Conservation released the Environmental Guidelines for C&D Waste Recycling Facilities. The following submission was sent to the DEC in February 2009. 3/02/2009
Organics Submission In December 2008 the Department of Environment and Conservation released the Environmental Guidelines for Organic Waste Recycling Facilities. This submission was sent to the DEC in February 2009. 2/02/2009
Waste Inquiry Submission In late 2008, the Legislative Council launched an inquiry into municipal waste management. The WALGA Submission to the Inquiry was completed in February 2009. 1/02/2009
Submission on Product Stewardship for Oil Review This Submission was completed in December 2008 and includes comments on the current Product Stewardship for Oil arrangements. 1/09/2008
Overview of all Submission on Draft NEPM (Tyres) This Submission is an overview of all six Tyre Submissions sent to the Environment Protection and Heritage Council in July 2008. The Submission has undergone a formal process of endorsement and is now with the EPHC. 11/07/2008
MWAC Submission on the Senate Inquiry into the Management of Australia's Waste Streams This is a submission to the Senate Enquiry into the Management of Australia's Waste Streams. The Submission has undergone a formal process of endorsement and is now with the Senate. 1/02/2008
MWAC Submission to the Landfill Levy Review This is a Submission to the Waste Management Board review of the Landfill Levy. The Submission has undergone a formal process of endorsement and is now with the Waste Management Board. 1/01/2008
MWAC Submission on Draft Litter Strategy This MWAC Submission was provided to the Litter Prevention Taskforce in response to its Draft Litter Prevention Strategy for Western Australia. The Submission provides a range of suggestions to strengthen and focus the Strategy. 30/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Proposed Covenant Submission provided in May 2005, in response to the draft version of the Covenant released for comment in April 2005. The most important conclusion of the Submission is that the text of the Covenant did not sufficiently address the flaws of the first Covenant. 29/06/2007
MWAC Comments on Product Stewardship for Waste Tyres Informal submission provided in July 2004 to an EPHC working group on used tyres. The submission provided views on a range of challenges and draws attention to some poor reasoning applied in the assessment of management approaches for other waste streams. 28/06/2007
MWAC Comments on Product Stewardship for Oil Review Informal submission provided March 2004, to the Allen Consulting Group, reviewers of the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000. 27/06/2007
MWAC Report on NPC Mark I This report was produced in late 2003, in preparation for the anticipated renegotiation of the Covenant. It highlighted many operational and ideological problems with the Covenant and made many recommendations for its improvement. Most of these recommendations were not acted upon in the drafting of the Covenant Mark II. 26/06/2007
Litter Management Options in Western Australia Report published in September 2002 for the Municipal Waste Advisory Council. It investigated options to best manage litter in Western Australia (WA). Contains the "litter abatement path forwards" - a 3 year path to systematically developing a litter management strategy for WA. 25/06/2007
Proactive Public Participation Strategy for IRR in WA Strategy released in July 2002. It was developed for the Municipal Waste Advisory Council to assist councils seeking public trust and engagement when pursuing potentially controversial resource recovery projects. 24/06/2007
MWAC Submission on the Program for Managing Household Chemical Waste Submission provided in November 2004, to the WA State Government on its proposed Household Hazardous and Chemical Waste Scheme. The Submission supports the intention to improve the management of this waste stream, but is critical about aspects of the Government's approach. 23/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Draft Plastic Bag Litter Management Guidelines Submission provided in September 2004, on the Draft Guidelines for managing plastic bag litter in public places and around landfills. The primary objection raised was that the guidelines do nothing unless additional resources are dedicated to implementing those strategies not already in common usage. 22/06/2007
MWAC Submission on the Consultation Proposal for Strengthening NPC Released in August 2004, this Submission found substantial flaws in the proposal. Some of its recommendations were taken up in subsequent drafts of the Covenant. 21/06/2007
MWAC Submission on the Proposed Variation to the NEP(UPM)M Submission made April 2005, to the EPHC in response to a redraft of the National Environmental Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure which underpins the National Packaging Covenant. Provides general comments and specific recommendations for changes. 20/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Co-regulatory Frameworks for Product Stewardship Submission made in February 2005 to the Environmental Protection and Heritage Council in response to its discussion paper on a generic co-regulatory framework for product stewardship. Submission is critical of the framework in the form proposed. 19/06/2007
Resource Recovery Incentive Scheme Position Paper The Resource Recovery Incentive Scheme - Local Government Position Paper was produced to express a Local Government perspective on how the replacement to the existing Resource Recovery Rebate Scheme should be structured. 18/06/2007
MWAC Submission on the RIS Submission provided in May 2005 in response to the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) on a Revised NPC. The key conclusions contained within the submission are that the comparison of policy alternatives was flawed and that the estimated cost to Local Government of increasing recycling was very unreliable. 17/06/2007
MWAC Submission to Commission for Occupational Safety and Health Proposal to Amend the Bonded Asbestos Removal Licensing Threshold This is a draft submission to the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health Proposal to Amend the Bonded Asbestos Removal Licensing Threshold. It currently being circulated for comment. 16/06/2007
MWAC Submission to Productivity Commission on Draft Waste Management Report The Municipal Waste Advisory Council has made a submission to the Productivity Commission on their Draft Report into Waste Generation and Resource Efficiency. 15/06/2007
MWAC Supplementary Submission to The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Waste Generation and Resource Efficiency This is a supplementary submission to The Productivity Commission. It is intended as a direct response to a submission from the Business Roundtable for Sustainable Development. 14/06/2007
Submission on Landfill Levy and Incentive Schemes This Submission is a combined response to the two Waste Management Board Discussion Papers. It was reviewed and updated at a forum of Local Government representatives held on 27 February 2006 at the Town of Vincent. 13/06/2007
Submission to Productivity Commission This Submission was prepared on behalf of the MWAC for the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Waste Generation and Resource Efficiency. It sets out the basis for extensive and fundamental interventions to reduce waste and to make significant steps towards a sustainable economy. 12/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Bill and Waste Avoidance Resource Recovery Levy Bill 2006 This is a submission to the Waste Management Boards Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Bill and Waste Avoidance Resource Recovery Levy Bill 2006. It is currently with the Department of Environment and Conservation and has been circulated to Local Government for support. 11/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Used Tyre Review of Management at Landfill and Used Tyre Stockpile Guidelines This is a Submission to the Waste Management Board's Papers, Used Tyres Review of Management at Landfill and Used Tyre Stockpile Guidelines. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment, and is now with the Department of Environment and Conservation. 10/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Used Industrial Plastics in Western Australia This is a Submission to the Waste Management Board's Paper, Used Industrial Plastics in Western Australia. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment, and is now with the Department of Environment and Conservation. 10/06/2007
MWAC Submission to the Draft Building Products Strategy This is a submission to the Waste Management Board's Paper, Draft Building Products Strategy. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment and submitted to the Department of Environment and Conservation. 9/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Impacts of Banning Certain Items from Landfill This is a submission to the Waste Management Boards Paper, Impacts of Banning Certain Items from Landfill. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment and is currently with the Department of Environment and Conservation. 8/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Household Chemical Waste Storage Design Guidelines This is a submission to the Waste Management Boards Paper, Household Chemical Waste Storage Guidelines. It is currently with the Department of Environment and Conservation and has been circulated to Local Government for support. 7/06/2007
MWAC Supplementary Submission on Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Bill 2006 In conjunction the the MWAC submission on the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Bill 2006, MWAC has produced a supplementary submission. This supplementary submission covers EP Authorisations and Definitions. 6/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Census This is a Submission to the Waste Management Boards Papers, Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Census. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment and is now with the Department of Environment and Conservation. 5/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Technology and Market Development for Tyre Derived Products This is a Submission to the Waste Management Boards Papers, Technology and Market Development on Tyre Derived Products. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment and is now with the Department of Environment and Conservation. 4/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS);Investigation of options to reduce the environmental impact of plastic bags This is a submission to the Environment and Heritage Protection Council's (EPHC) Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS); Investigation of options to reduce the environmental impact of plastic bags. It has been submitted to the EPHC. 3/06/2007
MWAC Submission on Used Glass Market Development This is a Submission to the Waste Management Board's Paper, Used Glass Market Development. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment, and has now been submitted to the Department of Environment and Conservation. 2/06/2007
MWAC Submission on the Stakeholder Advisory Group Report on Best Practice Container Deposit Systems for WA This is a Submission to the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) Report on Best Practice Container Deposit Systems for WA. It has been circulated to Local Government for comment and is now with the Department of Environment and Conservation. 1/06/2007