Container Deposit Scheme – infrastructure and planning
The State Government is establishing a Container Deposit Scheme for Western Australia to encourage greater recycling of beverage containers.
While primarily an Environment, Water and Regulation portfolio initiative, there are a number of planning considerations associated with the development of the scheme and its implementation.
The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) released a position statement which sets out how container deposit scheme infrastructure should be considered and assessed within the State’s planning system.
More recently, to assist with the rollout of associated infrastructure for container refund points, amendments to the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 are being proposed.
Making a submission
The Minister for Planning is seeking public comment on the draft amendment, which has been prepared under section 256 of the Planning and Development Act 2005. It is now available for comment for a period of 8 weeks, with submissions closing on Friday 7 February 2020. The proposal is to amend clause 61 of the Regulations to provide development approval exemptions for certain specific Container Deposit Scheme developments.
Online feedback form
Submissions can be made via our online feedback form, email or alternatively, you may post your comments to:
Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure
Attention: Jacquie Stone
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
Locked Bag 2506
Perth WA 6001
The amendment is available for comment until 5pm Friday 7 February 2020.
For more information please contact Policy Director, Jacquie Stone via email or on (08) 6551 9000.