The Busselton Waste Facility on Rendezvous Road operated as a Class II landfill between the late 1960s and 2012—accepting mixed household and industrial waste. The facility is now a waste transfer station.
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) continues to investigate and respond to complaints of dust and odours impacting the suburbs of Munster, Beeliar and Yangebup in the City of Cockburn to ensure that the health and amenity of the community is protected.
In September 2019, the Government of Western Australia commenced a 12-week public consultation period to seek feedback on climate change issues and opportunities for the state outlined in the Climate change in Western Australia – Issues paper.
Following the creation of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 1 July 2017, development of a Compliance and Enforcement Policy commenced to replace the policies of the three former departments.
The State Government sought your input on approaches to reduce single-use plastic items and their associated impacts in 2019 during a 13-week consultation period for the Let’s not draw the short straw – reducing single-use plastic issues paper.
From 1 October 2020, Western Australians will be able to cash in their eligible drink containers for a 10 cent refund at any of the more than 200 authorised Containers for Change refund points across the State.
A number of waste facilities are located in close proximity in the Dardanup area. DWER has received a number of complaints from the community in relation to odour and dust emissions and the method of operation of some premises within the Precinct.
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) has implemented a Policy Framework to ensure all documents across our business areas are classified into a clear and structured document hierarchy and governance model
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) has implemented a Policy Framework initiative to classify all documents across our business areas into a clear and structured document hierarchy and governance model.
In July 2017, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) received a concurrent works approval and licence application from Alkina Holdings Pty Ltd to construct a putrescible landfill site within part of Lot 4869 Great Southern Highway in St Ronans (Allawuna Farm).
Hazelland Pty Ltd owns a former landfill site at Lot 20 Adelaide Street in Hazelmere (Lot 20), which has been classified as contaminated - remediation required under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (CS Act) since 2010. In accordance with its classification, Lot 20 is required to be remediated.
DWER has developed and implemented a Materials Recycling Facilities Fire Pollution and Prevention Strategy, to mitigate and manage the risk of fire-related environmental harm and pollution and any impacts on waste management.
The WA Government acknowledges that dust levels in the Pilbara region can be higher than other areas in the State and will be taking a whole-of-Government approach in Newman in particular to ensure that the impacts of dust are well understood and regulated to the appropriate levels.
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has received odour complaints from the Osborne Park community. These odours have been traced to Bartter Enterprises Pty Ltd (Steggles) and Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd (Inghams) premises in Osborne Park.
The PFAS (per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances) National Environmental Management Plan (PFAS NEMP) establishes a practical basis for nationally consistent environmental guidance and standards for managing PFAS contamination.
The Western Australian and Australian Governments are working together to transform Western Australia’s waste and recycling industry through the Recycling Modernisation Fund. This closed on 17 August 2020 and proponents were shortlisted for more detailed evaluation which concluded in January 2021.
The Stanley Road Waste Facility is operated by the Bunbury Harvey Regional Council and is licensed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) granted GD Pork Pty Ltd Works Approval W5865/2015/1 in September 2015, allowing for the construction of an intensive piggery on the corner of Albany Highway and Crapella Road in Boscabel near Kojonup.
Asbestos stabilisation work has been completed and residents who have submitted an Authority to Act form will be contacted in the next week (week starting 22 March) to start scheduling individual site clean-up planning meetings.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.