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Proposed Local Law (Waste Management) 2018

Why do we need a Local Law on Waste Management?       

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council (“Council”) currently conducts waste management functions in accordance with Chapter 5A of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 and Section 7 of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011. This legislation was enacted on a temporary basis with an expectation that each local government will enact a local law to manage waste in its local government area. The legislation will expire on 1 July 2018.

On 30 January 2018 Council proposed to adopt Local Law No.8 (Waste Management) 2018 (“proposed local law”) that adopts the waste collection and management provisions that are contained in Chapter 5A of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 and section 7 of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011.

The purpose of this local law is to protect the public health, safety and amenity related to waste management by:

  • regulating the storage, servicing and removal of waste;
  • regulating the disposal of waste at waste facilities; and
  • ensuring that an act or omission does not result in human injury, property damage or environmental harm.

Council has identified that the Proposed New Local Law may contain anti-competitive provisions, and Council has prepared a review of these anti-competitive provisions in accordance with legislative requirements.

Public Inspection and Written Submissions

During the consultation period the proposed local law will be available on Council’s website. Copies of the local law will also be available at Council offices at 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham.

CLICK here to view the Proposed Local Law No 8 (Waste Management) 2018

Written submissions are invited for a 21-day period commencing on 28 April 2018 and ending at 5pm on 19 May 2018 (“the consultation period”).

Written submissions by any person supporting or objecting to the proposed local law may be made and given to the local government on or before the last day of the consultation period stating —

  1. the grounds of the submission; and
  2. the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the submissions.

Submissions must be addressed to The Chief Executive Officer and lodged:

  • In person at Council’s office, 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham
  • By Email council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au
  • By Post to Hinchinbrook Shire Council, PO Box 366, Ingham QLD 4850
  • By completing the web form below.

If you have any queries or require any further information in relation to how to lodge a submission please contact Council’s Environmental Services Department on 4776 4607 or via email on EnvironmentalServices@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.


Proposed Local Law No 8. (Waste Management) 2018 Submissions 

On 30 January 2018 Council proposed to adopt Local Law No.8 (Waste Management) 2018 (“proposed local law”) that adopts the waste collection and management provisions that are contained in Chapter 5A of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 and section 7 of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011.

The purpose of this local law is to protect the public health, safety and amenity related to waste management by:

  • regulating the storage, servicing and removal of waste;
  • regulating the disposal of waste at waste facilities; and
  • ensuring that an act or omission does not result in human injury, property damage or environmental harm.

Submissions – Have Your Say

Any person may make a submission about any aspect of the Proposed Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 during the Consultation Period. The submission must be provided to Council in writing, online, or by email. 

Submissions must be addressed to The Chief Executive Officer and lodged:

  • In Person at Council’s main office, 25 Lannercost St, Ingham
  • By Email to council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au
  • By Post to PO Box 366, Ingham QLD 4850

Written and electronic submissions must be received by Council no later than 5.00pm on Saturday 19 May 2018.


Making a submission – hints and tips

  • Include your name, address, and signature.
  • Specify the grounds of the submission.
  • State the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the submission.
  • The submission should be easy to read, using dot points, short sentences and plain English.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is collecting your personal information to process your submission in relation to the Proposal Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018. The collection of this information is authorised under the Local Government Act 2009. Your personal information will not be disclosed to a third party unless required by law.


Proposed Local Law No 8. (Waste Management) 2018 Submissions Form

Full Name:

Address

Phone Number

Email

Submission Details

The grounds of the submission:

The facts and circumstances relied on in support of the submission:

* I have attached additional pages to support my submission

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