The Annual Report for 2018-2019 was tabled in Parliament on 15 October 2019.
Premier Mark McGowan launched Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity in February with 12 key performance indicators to hold the State Government to account and target important issues facing Western Australia. It includes the priority of a cleaner, more sustainable environment with a target for at least 75 per cent of waste generated in Western Australia to be reused or recycled by 2030. This target provides a whole-of-government focus for improving waste performance and will help harness resources and effort to achieve the Waste Authority’s goals.
Linked to the Premier’s vision for Western Australian prosperity, in February the Minister for Environment, Stephen Dawson, launched the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 and the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 Action Plan. These documents were the culmination of extensive consultation over the previous two years. The consultation process for the review of the Waste Strategy with State Government agencies, local government, industry and the community has shown widespread support for improvements to waste management and the goodwill needed to achieve the ambitious targets in the Waste Strategy. The strategy and its action plan provide the government, the Waste Authority, local government, industry and the community with a clear picture of our current waste issues and a roadmap of where we need to go.