Public consultation open on State Waste Strategy

Media release
A 12-week consultation period is now open for members of the public to provide feedback on Western Australia’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.
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The waste strategy sets out goals and targets for transitioning our state towards a sustainable, low-waste future powered by a circular economy, where our communities, economies and environment thrive.

Feedback from stakeholders and the community on the Directions Paper released for consultation in 2023, has informed the development of the draft waste strategy for this second phase of public consultation over a 12-week period. 

The draft waste strategy also builds on the information collated and published today in the State waste infrastructure plan. The plan is an initial step in defining the waste and recycling infrastructure required for Western Australia into the future and the draft waste strategy proposes more detailed analysis in a number of areas to support industry investments.

“Feedback gathered over the past year has been used to refresh the waste strategy vision and guiding principles, review and update the targets, and define priorities for the next five years,” Waste Authority Chair Elizabeth Carr AM said. 

“The Waste Authority is leading a review of the strategy to ensure it reflects the views and aspirations of Western Australians, is responsive to the changing environment, considers new opportunities, builds on successes and addresses gaps,” Ms Carr said.

“Since the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 was released in 2019, much has been achieved by community, industry and government, however there is still a lot to do to protect public health and the environment and support a vibrant economy in which the value of waste-derived materials is recognised and utilised.”

“Public consultation is an important step, so I strongly encourage everyone across the waste industry, community and government who cares about the future of our State to contribute,” Ms Carr said. 

Feedback can be provided via online information sessions and workshops: Have your say in WA’s waste strategy review or written submission by email to  by 21 August 2024.