Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning

Long term planning for waste management at a state level is a priority for the Waste Authority, and is the basis of headline strategy 6 in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 Action Plan.

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 and associated action plan were released in February 2019 establishing the vision that Western Australia will become a sustainable, low-waste, circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste.

Headline strategy 06 commits the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to undertake a strategic review of Western Australia’s waste infrastructure (including landfills) by 2020 to guide future infrastructure.

 


Infrastructure Plan Investigation Report

The Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning Working Group (SWIPWG) developed this report summarising the potential options to improve waste infrastructure planning in the Perth metropolitan and Peel regions.

The Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning Working Group (SWIPWG) was established by the 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.

This report summarises the options considered by the SWIPWG and has been considered as part of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 review.

 


Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning Overview December 2013

A presentation given by Neil Foley at a consultation session on 3 December 2013, providing background on the development of the Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Plan for the Perth Metropolitan and Peel Regions and the work of the SWIPWG.

 


Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning Consultation Session June 2013

The Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning Working Group (SWIPWG) was developing a Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Plan for the Perth Metropolitan and Peel regions.  The consultation session seeks feedback from stakeholders on developing criteria for preferred intrstructure technology and governance and funding models.

The Consultation Session had two objectives:

Develop criteria for preferred infrastructure technology
Develop criteria for preferred governance and fundiing models

Presentations from the sessions are available as PDF resources:

Cecilia Jordan (DEC) - Developing Criteria to Assess and Compare Waste Technologies for Perth and Peel
Bernard Ryan (DEC) - Developing Criteria to Assess and Compare Potential Alternative Governance and Funding Models for Perth and Peel


Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning information session October 2012

On 24 October 2012 a Strategic Waste Infrastructure Planning information session was held at the Perth Zoo, attended by representatives of state and local government, and the waste industry. Presentations were given by:

  • Neil Foley (Waste Authority): Integrating waste management into land use planning
  • Cecilia Jordan (DEC): Estimating land requirements and identifying potential sites for waste facilities
  • Ron Wainberg (Hyder Consulting): A demonstration of the waste facility scenario modelling tool