The Waste Authority is established under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 to:
- prepare a draft waste strategy for consideration by the Minister for Environment
- provide strategic and policy advice to the Minister on matters relating to Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007
- co-ordinate implementation of the business plan approved by the Minister
- administer the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.
The Waste Authority works with local government, regional councils, stakeholder groups, the waste management sector and the community to promote understanding of resource recovery.
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) provides services to the Waste Authority to enable it to perform its functions.
The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 sets out the State Government’s long term strategic directives and priorities.