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General: States and Territories

This section will provide information about waste management general state and territory policies and strategies of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.


Victorian Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (2017)

Water for Victoria: water plan.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning


Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (2015)

Waste management strategy for the Northern Territory 2015-2022.

Darwin: Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority

Sustainability Victoria (2015)

Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan: Victoria 2015-2044.

Melbourne: Sustainability Victoria

Zero Waste SA (2015)

South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2015-2020.

Adelaide: Office of Green Industries SA


NSW EPA (2014)

NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-21.

Sydney: NSW EPA

Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (2014)

Queensland Waste Avoidance and Resource Productivity Strategy (2014-2024).

Brisbane: Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection


Western Australian Waste Authority (2012)

Western Australian Waste Strategy: 'Creating the right environment'.

Perth: Western Australian Waste Authority

This report aims to engage the Western Australian community over the next decade in moving to a low-waste society by providing the required knowledge, infrastructure and incentives to change behaviour.

The key drivers that have shaped the strategies and targets in the report include:

  • the need to lift the effectiveness of planning for long-term waste management at a State level
  • access to data and information to underpin the measurement of strategies and services
  • significant opportunities to improve performance on construction, demolition, commercial and industrial waste recovery
  • consolidation and improvement in municipal waste collection and processing performance
  • a desire to do better on packaging waste management, litter recovery and other problematic wastes
  • improved landfill practices and incentives to reduce waste to landfill.

Abstract adapted from Western Australian Waste Authority


Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (2011)

ACT Waste Management Strategy: 2011-2025.

Canberra: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Cairns Regional Council (2010)

Cairns Regional Council waste management strategy 2010-2015 background report 3 - policy & legislation.

Cairns: Cairns Regional Council

Western Australia Waste Authority (2010)

Waste strategy for Western Australia - draft II.

Perth, WA: Western Australia Waste Authority


Tasmanian Department of Environment Parks Heritage and the Arts (2009)

The Tasmanian Waste and Resource Management Strategy.

Hobart: Tasmania. Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts

Last updated: 30 June 2017
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