ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (COST RECOVERY) REGULATIONS 2021
1053. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the minister representing the
Minister for Environment:
I refer to the draft Environmental
Protection (Cost Recovery) Regulations 2021.
(1) Under what conditions might the minister consider
making the regulations effective from the commencement of the 2022–23
financial year, rather than at the midway point of the present financial year,
which is the government's current plan?
(2) Under what conditions might the minister consider
phasing in the full quantum of the proposed fees, rather than implementing
these charges all at once, considering that the department's price and
demand modelling data still has not been shared with stakeholders?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1)–(2) The state government has undertaken a thorough
consultation process with stakeholders on the development and implementation of the Environmental Protection
(Cost Recovery) Regulations 2021. Feedback received through this consultation process is being
carefully considered as part of finalising the cost-recovery model.