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Section 99 of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 (WARR Act) requires that the Minister carry out a review of the WARR Act after the fifth anniversary of its commencement and table a report on the review in both houses of Parliament within 12 months of the fifth anniversary.

On 2 September 2020, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation released the discussion paper: Review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 for a twelve-week comment period, which closed on 25 November 2020. Seventeen submissions were received in response to the discussion paper.

The feedback received through this process was considered in the Report on the Review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 which was tabled in Parliament on 27 October 2021.

Information on the first review of the WARR Act (2015)

On 1 December 2014, the then Department of Environment Regulation released a discussion paper for public consultation. The paper was available for comment until 23 February 2015. Thirty-three submissions were received in response to the discussion paper.

These submissions helped to inform the report on the first review which was tabled in Parliament on 21 October 2015.

The Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning Working Group (SWIPWG) was established by the then Minister for Environment to provide advice to the Waste Authority on potential options to improve waste infrastructure planning in the Perth metropolitan and Peel regions of Western Australia.

The SWIPWG’s Investigation Report summarises the options considered by the SWIPWG and its findings on these. The report was considered as part of the first review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007.

The review is now complete and Department of Environment Regulation is carrying out the review on behalf of the Minister for Environment tabled a report on the review in Parliament on 21 October 2015.

Report – Review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007[DER1] 


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