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Consultation opens on SA Waste Reform Bill

EPA South Australia is taking to the road to actively gain stakeholder feedback on proposed changes to the Environment Protection Act 1993, detailed in the Waste Reform Bill.

The amendments are contained in the draft Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Amendment Bill 2016, better known as the Waste Reform Bill.

With the new features of the Bill, the SA Government has introduced ways to underpin EPA SA to be able to better tackle illegal dumping and achieve a raft of waste reforms that it says “will provide the right setting to attract investment, drive innovation and create jobs”.

The suggested amendments in the draft Waste Reform Bill were presented for consultation in the discussion paper, Reforming waste management – Creating Certainty for and industry to grow, between August and October 2015. They received plenty of support and the comments received helped shape the draft Bill.

The general public are now being invited to share their views, both by the traditional written comments via email or post, or by attending one of EPA SA’s consultation forums being held at venues across the state, and which start this Friday, 30 September.

The consultation closes to comments at 5.00pm, Friday 18 November. More details of how to participate, including dates and venues for the consultation forums, are available on the EPA SA website.