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.
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.