New Broome Waste Local Law endorsed

Published on 01 April 2021

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The Shire of Broome Waste Local Law 2021 was gazetted on March 30, 2021, after public advertising in local and State newspapers and Council adoption at the February 2021 Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The purpose of the Waste Local Law is to regulate and control the storage, collection and disposal of waste and recycling material for the benefit of the community and the protection of the environment.

The existing Council Waste Policy and Local Health Law have no prescribed form to issue infringements and are not prescriptive.

The Shire of Broome Waste Local Law 2021 supersedes the existing Waste Policy and Health Local Law, is detailed and allows for penalties to be applied for offences.

The Waste Local Law template is progressively being adopted by Councils around the State.

Shire of Broome deputy president Desiree Male said the new Local Law was an important step in preventing negative community decisions in relation to waste.

“The Shire wants to embark on a community education process to ensure residents are aware of their waste and recycling responsibilities,” she said.

“We are aware that issues such as illegal dumping occur in our community and we are committed to stamping this out.

“The new Local Law means Shire rangers can infringe people who do the wrong thing, which will hopeful lead to improved behaviours.”

To read the Local Law, click here(PDF, 193KB).

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