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Consultation on proposed amendments to the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Regulations 2008 to require the use of weighbridges for category 63, 64 and 65 landfill premises to calculate leviable waste

Request for feedback

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has released a discussion paper proposing reforms to improve the accuracy and consistency of waste measurement, ensure a level playing field for landfill premises and enhance the effectiveness of the waste levy regime.

The proposed amendments to the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Regulations 2008 will introduce the requirement for liable landfill premises to use weighbridges.

The Department is seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to ensure they will achieve their intended outcomes, and to identify and avoid any unintended consequences before the amendments take effect.

Feedback from this consultation process will inform the development of the proposed amendments.

Consultation paper:

You can download the consultation paper here

Consultation duration:

The consultation period will run from Wednesday, 1 May to Wednesday, 24 July 2019 (12 weeks).

All submissions to be received by 5pm (WST) Wednesday, 24 July 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.

How to lodge your submission:

To ensure that your submission is as effective as possible, please:

  • support your response with evidence and your reasons; and
  • where unintended consequences are identified, please suggest alternatives that you believe will resolve the issue.

Please email your comments on the consultation paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


By making a submission, you are consenting to the submission being treated as a public document and being published on the Department’s website. Your name will be included but your contact address will be withheld for privacy.

If you do not consent to your submission being treated as a public document, you should mark it as confidential, specifically identify those parts which you feel need to be kept private, and include an explanation. The Department may request that a non-confidential summary of the material is also given. It is important to note that even if your submission is treated as confidential by the Department, it may still be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 or any other applicable written law.

The Department reserves the right before publishing a submission to delete any content that could be regarded as racially vilifying, derogatory or defamatory to an individual or an organisation.

Please take careful note of the deadline for comment, as no late submissions will be accepted.


Consultation outcome

The department would like to thank all respondents to this consultation.

To see our response to submissions, read the consultation summary report here.