Report No. 17, 54th Parliament - Waste Reduction and Recycling and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012


The committee tabled it's report on 23 February 2013.

View:  Waste Reduction and Recycling and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

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ABOUT The Bill

On 13 November 2012, the Hon Andrew Powell MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, introduced the Waste Reduction and Recycling and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.

The Bill was referred to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee in accordance with Standing Order 131. The committee will now examine the policies the Bill seeks to give effect to, the Bill’s lawfulness, and the application of fundamental legislative principles, as set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992.

By resolution of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly, the Committee is required to report to the Parliament by Thursday, 21 February 2013.

The Bill amends the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 to:

  • Remove references to the waste levy and validate the repeal of the waste levy on 1 July 2012;
  • Remove the weighbridge requirement for smaller waste disposal sites and extend the installation timeframes for large sites;
  • Move provisions identifying waste disposal sites required to report data to a regulation to enable flexible arrangements to be developed in consultation with the waste industry;
  • Extend the timeframe by which local governments and state entities are required to prepare and report on waste reduction and recycling plans to allow the plans to be revised in the context of a review of the State’s waste strategy;
  • Reduce the administrative burden on local governments, state entities, planning entities and reporting entities; and

Amend the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 to allow the creation and use of self-assessable codes for the purposes of the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) and other minor amendments; and

Amend the Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 to introduce new transitional provisions and make minor drafting and administrative changes; and

Make consequential amendments to these and other Acts as a result of the above amendments.

The Bill, Explanatory Notes and Explanatory Speech are available here:


The committed accepted written submissions on the Bill. The closing date for submissions was Monday, 7 January 2013.


Thursday 13 November  2012*  Bill referred to the committee for inquiry and report
Monday 7 January 2013Closing date for written submissions
Wednesday 13 February 2013* Brisbane - public hearing/department briefing - transcript
Thursday 21 February 2013Revised reporting deadline set by the House

* Sitting Days


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