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Energy from Waste policy discussion paper:have your say


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

In a media announcement on 8th July 2019, the Minister for Environment, Leeanne Enoch MP released the Energy-from-Waste policy discussion paper (discussion paper) for public consultation.

In this announcement, Minister Enoch stated that ‘finding alternative uses for waste is becoming more important than ever’ and recognised the contribution that Energy from Waste (EfW) solutions play in working towards a circular economy.

The discussion paper has been developed as a key action under the Queensland Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy. Furthermore, it is expected that this policy will provide greater certainty for the waste sector and local council.

Although converting waste to energy should not be considered as an alternative to recycling, it does play an essential role for waste that cannot be recycled, and would otherwise be destined for landfill.

This represents a key outcome to advance a zero-waste to landfill future and working towards a circular economy for Queensland.

Have your say

The LGAQ will be making a submission on the discussion paper and is seeking your input on this matter. If you wish your comments to be considered, please advise your LGAQ contact, Robert Ferguson, Lead - Public Health and Waste by Monday 19th August 2019.

The discussion paper is available online.

Direct submission

If you choose to respond direct to the State Government, please use the contact details provided below:

Submissions are due by 5pm, Monday 26th August 2019.


Energy-from-waste paper
Office of Resource Recovery
Department of Environment and Science
GPO Box 2454
Brisbane Qld 4001


Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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