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Consultation - Amendments to Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 to provide for the use of clean fill and uncontaminated fill

Request for feedback

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation sought feedback on a discussion paper proposing amendments to the:

  • description for category 63 to 66 and 89 of Schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987, and
  • Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (as amended December 2009)

The consultation was from 10 November 2017 to 2 February 2018 (12 weeks) and is now closed.

Consultation outcome

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s response to submissions is available at: Consultation Summary Report.

The Environmental Protection Amendment Regulations 2018 were gazetted on 27 April 2018.

The Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (amended 2018) document was published on 27 April 2018.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation thanks all respondents to this consultation.

Please direct any queries in relation to these amendments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Alcoa of Australia Limited
  • Association of Mining and Exploration Companies 
  • BMT Oceanica
  • Bowman & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Bowman & Partners Environmental
  • Calytrix Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia
  • Chamber of Mineral and Energy of WA 
  • ChemCentre
  • Civil Contractors Federation Western Australia
  • Department of Communities
  • Eclipse Soils
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc. 
  • Forrestdale Recycling
  • G&G Corp
  • Golder
  • Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Housing Industry Association Ltd 
  • Instant Waste Management
  • The Law Society of Western Australia
  • Main Roads Western Australia
  • MBS Environmental
  • NatCASS
  • PEET
  • Public Transport Authority
  • Senversa Pty Ltd
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA)
  • Urban Resources
  • WA Limestone
  • Waste Management Association of Australia
  • Waste and Recycling Industry Association of WA
  • Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers
  • Public Transport Authority