Regulators and local government will join forces to develop Environmental Standards for Rural Landfills in WA.
WA’s Department of Environment Regulation (DER) and the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) are to work together on the new guidelines.
DER has prioritised the project based on feedback from local government. WA is among three Australian states without landfill guidelines, along with Tasmania and the ACT.
An announcement on the DER website states that to ensure “a consultative and practical approach” is taken to draft the Environmental Standards, DER has requested WALGA’s involvement in the process. WALGA is putting together a Rural Landfill Working Group with representatives from local government and the Waste Management Association of Australia.
The Environmental Standard for Rural Landfills (draft) is scheduled for release in September/October 2015.