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  • UDIA Sustainability Program

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is Australia’s peak representative body for all segments of the urban development industry.

  • Review of Commercial and Industrial Sector Recycling Programs »

    A review of selected past and current C&I waste reduction and recycling programs sponsored by Australian State and Commonwealth Governments

  • Waste Wise Events

    Waste Wise Events are those that practice waste reduction and maximise recycling. A range of resources for councils and community groups has been provided by Rivers Regional Council.

  • Review of Regulatory Framework for the Management of Construction & Demolition and Inert Waste 2011 »

    In all Australian jurisdictions, the overarching legislation regarding waste management and practices was found to be similar: all jurisdictions consider that the disposal of waste to land has the potential to cause environmental harm, all have special management and disposal practices for waste asbestos, and almost all jurisdictions use the imposition of a landfill levy as an economic instrument to drive waste avoidance. However, the details and implementation of the legislation, including definitions and classification, vary widely between jurisdictions.

  • Landfill Levy Regulation Administration Policy - 2009 »

    This policy document provides a summary of the procedures and requirements for the assessment and calculation of the landfill levy payable on all waste received at licensed landfills in the metropolitan region, and all waste collected in the metropolitan region which is received at licensed landfills outside the metropolitan area.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2006-07 »

    This is a detailed review of all recycling activities in Western Australia for the 2006/2007 financial year. The report covers all sectors including municipal, commercial and industrial and construction and demolition. The report utilises the methodology and classifications developed and applied in the 2005/2006 review enabling a direct comparison of annual recycling activity levels.

    The Department of Environment and Conservation extends its thanks to all participants who provided the information used in the review.

  • Landfill Levy Review: prepared for the Waste Management Board of Western Australia- November 2007 »

    The objectives of this review of the Landfill Levy for the Waste Management Board were to:

    • Review the current and future effectiveness of the Landfill Levy as an economic instrument for influencing waste management practices, including reducing waste to landfill
    • Review the Landfill Levy to determine a sound methodology for medium to long term increases - for the purpose of (a) an effective economic instrument for reducing waste to landfill; and (b) ensuring the levy is able to raise sufficient funds for waste related programs.

    The approach to the review involved interviews with stakeholders, review of relevant literature and a discussion of preliminary findings with the Waste Management Board.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2005-06 »

    This report summarises a detailed assessment of the amount of recycling carried out in Western Australia in the 2005/06 financial year.

  • Disposal Based Audits of the Commercial & Industrial and Construction & Demolition Waste Streams »

    The Department of Environment and Conservation appointed Waste Audit and Consultancy Services (Aust) Pty Ltd to undertake a series of Disposal Based Audits at selected licensed waste management facilities within the Perth Metropolitan Region. This research aimed to profile the C&I and C&D materials being disposed of to landfill/transfer stations to assist in confirming priorities for solid waste reduction and the diversion of solid waste from landfill disposal.