The NSW State Government announced a funding package of
$465.7 million for the waste and resource recovery sector over the
next 5 years.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released for
public comments its Draft Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery
Strategy, which sets targets and performance criteria for
improvement of the State's waste performance.
The EPA recently released the Draft NSW Waste Avoidance and
Recourse Recovery Strategy (Draft WARR Strategy). The Draft WARR
Strategy will replace the 2007 WARR Strategy, which is made under
the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001.
The Draft WARR Strategy will be a key component of the NSW
Government's environmental and economic vision for the State
over the next 10 years. It will be funded by an estimated $465.7
million in waste and environment levies to be generated under the
Waste Less, Recycle More initiative and will work in conjunction
with other State-wide initiatives, such as the NSW Energy from
Waste Draft Policy Statement.
The Draft WARR Strategy aims to drive the efficient use of
reduce the environmental impact of waste and improve the
well-being of the NSW environment, community and economy. The Draft
WARR Strategy sets out long-term targets, while also providing the
framework for the development of various implementation plans,
which will focus actions over shorter periods of time. The first of
these implementation plans is the 'NSW Strategy to Combat
The Draft WARR Strategy also outlines a number of
'responsibilities' for different sectors, including
industry, business, and the waste and resource recovery industry.
These responsibilities involve implementing in-house strategies and
systems to meet 'Key Result Area' targets. These targets
(each based on 2010-11 figures) and responsibilities are outlined
Community and industry groups are invited and encouraged to
provide comments on the Draft WARR strategy. Submissions can be
NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2013-21
Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Environment Protection Authority
PO Box A290
Sydney South NSW 1232
or by email to warr.strategyreview@ epa.nsw.gov.au.
The closing date for submissions is 16 December 2013.
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