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Development of the industry-led waste strategy

The strategy steering committee

The Queensland Government worked closely with business and industry, local government, the waste and resource recovery sector and environment and community groups to develop a new, industry-led waste strategy.

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Productivity Strategy Steering Committee was established to guide the review of the previous 2010 strategy and development of the new strategy.

Consultation on the draft strategy and review of the 2010 strategy

The draft strategy - Waste–Everyone’s responsibility: Draft Queensland Waste Avoidance and Resource Productivity Strategy (PDF, 3.2M) was released for public consultation in April 2014.

quick guide (PDF, 925K) summarises the main points of the draft strategy. The review of the 2010 strategy was driven by the repeal of the industry waste levy, which came into effect in 1 July 2012. Parliament passed legislation on 5 March 2013 to remove references to the levy from the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011.

You can download the draft review report (PDF, 522K) on the 2010 strategy and read the draft strategy consultation submissions. Responses marked ‘commercial-in-confidence’ at the time of submission, and the personal details of private individuals, have not been published.

Last reviewed
11 August 2016
Last updated
22 December 2014