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WA Waste Inquiry

In November 2008, the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs commenced an inquiry into Municipal Waste Management in Western Australia.

The Committee's terms of reference were:

Considering the ongoing community concerns about the odour emanating from the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale the Committee resolves to use the issues surrounding the RRRC as an illustrative practical case study to consider a broader inquiry into:

  1. Current municipal waste management practice and methods in WA, and in particular
    1. the function, effectiveness and efficiency of rural and metropolitan Regional Councils with respect to the management of waste; and 
    2. the role of the Waste Authority under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 in municipal waste management.
  2. Resource recovery technologies; and
  3. Any other relevant matters.   

Submissions closed 5pm Friday 13 February 2009. 

The report into Municipal Waste Management in Western Australia is available here.

The State Government response to the report is available here.

WALGA's submission to the inquiry is available here.