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Inquiry into Municipal Waste Management in Western Australia


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:26 Nov 2008
Deadline for submissions:13 Feb 2009
Date Ended:19 May 2009
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 12/02/2008
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:
Considering the ongoing community concerns about the odour emanating from the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale (RRRC) the Committee resolves to use the issues surrounding the RRRC as an illustrative practical case study to conduct a broader inquiry into

1 Current municipal waste management practice and methods in Western Australia, and in particular:

(a)The function, effectiveness and efficiency of rural and Metropolitan Regional Councils with respect to the management of waste; and

(b)The role of the Waste Authority under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 in municipal waste management.

2 Resource recovery technologies; and

3 Any other relevant matter.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
26 Mar 200909:30 AMWaste AuthorityMr Barry Carbon, Chairman
26 Mar 200910:15 AMDepartment of Environment and ConservationMr Robert Atkins, Deputy Director General, Mr Stuart Cowie Acting Director Sustainability
26 Mar 200911:15 AMForum of Regional CouncilsCr Doug Thompson, Chairman
26 Mar 200912:45 PMWALGAMayor Troy Prickard, Deputy President, Ms Rebecca Brown, Manager, Waste & Recycling
26 Mar 200901:30 PMWaste Management AssociationMr Bruce Bowman, State President
26 Mar 200902:15 PMGRD Minproc LtdMr Peter Kelsall, General Manager, Waste to Resources, Mr Rod France, Process Consultant, GRD Minproc
08 Apr 200910:30 AMSouthern Metropolitan Regional Council Mr Stuart McAll, Chief Executive Officer
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Atkins (Acting Deputy Director General, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Stuart Cowie (Acting Director Sustainability, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 26 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Rodney France (Process Consultant, Waste to Resources, GRD Minproc Ltd), Mr Peter Kelsall (General Manager, Waste to Resources, GRD Minproc Ltd) on 26 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Barry Carbon (Chair, Waste Authority of Western Australia), Ms Jan Grimoldby (Deputy Chair, Waste Authority of Western Australia) on 26 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Cr Douglas Thompson (Chairman, Forum of Regional Councils), Mr Stuart McAll (Chief Executive Officer, Southern Metropolitan Regional Council) on 26 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Bruce Bowman (State President, Waste Management Association of Australia) on 26 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Cr Michael Aspinall (Chair, Municipal Waste Advisory Council), Ms Rebecca Brown (Manager, Waste and Recycling, Western Australian Local Government Association) on 26 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Stuart McAll (Chief Executive Officer, Southern Metropolitan Regional Council) on 8 Apr 2009
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
16 Municipal Waste Management in Western Australia19 May 2009More...