Your say on our draft managing waste in public places – local approvals policy

This policy addresses the impacts of waste on the community.

Project Status: Open for feedback

Public consultation period to

Laura Woollacott

Planning and policy coordinator – cleansing & waste

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

Why we’re doing this

Under the Local Government Act 1993, local approvals policies must be reviewed after each Council election.

The draft managing waste in public places local approvals policy has been developed to replace the current waste policy that was adopted by resolution of Council in December 2017.

What we’re doing

The purpose of the policy is to:

  • establish criteria for waste management activities
  • identify the activities that need to obtain relevant approvals
  • minimise the impact of waste management activities on the community.

The policy applies to residents and businesses operating in our area, including domestic waste collection. Street cleaning operations are not addressed under this policy.

Changes in the draft policy

The draft policy makes the following updates to the current waste policy.

General:

  • updated title of the policy to communicate its scope and differentiate it from the residential waste service and bin policy that is currently under development
  • removed sections that do not relate to local approvals including the domestic waste management charge and the provision of the residential waste and recycling service
  • changed the structure of the document to better align with requirements under section 158 of the Local Government Act 1993
  • updated the light rail collection zone times and requirements to match current light rail operation times and safety considerations.

Residential:

  • updated residential collection times to ensure efficient and timely service provision as the number of properties requiring servicing increases
  • updated the criteria for the use of skip bins in a public place to ensure apartment residents have the same eligibility as those in houses.

Commercial:

  • clearer articulation of the compliance mechanisms for noise offences.
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How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 10 August 2022.

Laura Woollacott

Planning and policy coordinator – cleansing & waste

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

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