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Request for Comment on Waste Levy Discussion Paper

Posted on: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 7:48:57 AM

There have been a number of changes to the Levy since the 2009 review of the Policy Statement. These changes include a schedule of Levy increases, a move away from charging different Levies for inert and putrescible waste, a State Waste Strategy and the Auditor General’s Report on the Implementation of the State Waste Strategy. The Minister has also requested that the Waste Authority undertake an economic analysis of the Levy. These factors present the sector with an opportunity to discuss and reaffirm, or amend, the sectors Policy position on the Waste Levy.

The Municipal Waste Advisory Council has developed the attached Discussion Paper outlining key issues for consideration by the sector. This Paper reviews the Policy Statement, providing background information on the current situation, then discusses each section of the Policy Statement and identifies if there is a need for change. The Discussion Paper was included in the most recent round of State Council Papers for discussion at the Zone level.

WALGA would appreciate your feedback on the Levy Discussion Paper by 29 June 2018. For more information, please contact Rebecca Brown, Manager, Waste and Recycling on 9213 2063 or email

To access the Discussion Paper click here, Review of the WALGA Waste Levy Statement 2009.

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