Planning Position Statement - Container deposit scheme infrastructure

The Position Statement sets out how container deposit scheme infrastructure should be considered and assessed in the Western Australian planning system.
Last updated: 14 December 2022

This Position Statement provides guidance to both proponents and decision-makers on the planning considerations which apply to infrastructure to support Western Australia’s container deposit scheme – Containers for Change.  

It explains the types of container deposit scheme infrastructure and the Western Australian Planning Commission’s expectations for the assessment of proposals, including location and siting. 

A model local planning policy – providing an exemption from the requirement to obtain development approval for some container deposit scheme infrastructure proposals – is provided, and may be adopted at the discretion of local government.