Project Status: Under review
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- clearer articulation of the compliance mechanisms for noise offences.
How you can give feedback
Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 10 August 2022.
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City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001
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