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Thornlie man fined $10,000 for illegal dumping

Three packets of fencing containing asbestos was dumped at Korung National Park on 3 June 2015.

Three packets of fencing containing asbestos was dumped at Korung National Park on 3 June 2015.

Published 20 January 2015

A 27 year old Thornlie man was fined $10,000 in Armadale Magistrates’ Court yesterday, after illegally dumping fencing containing asbestos at Korung National Park near Karragullen on 3 June last year.

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Briefing session and request for feedback

Published 4 December 2015

DER is holding a briefing session to discuss the draft Guidance Statements—

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback during the session. 

When: Thursday 4 February
What time: 4pm-5.30pm
Where: Atrium Theatrette, 4th Floor, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

To register, please email your details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 6467 5225 by midday, Monday 1 February. Consultation on these documents is open until 26 February 2016. 

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Request for feedback on draft Guidance Statement: Regulation of Mine Dewatering

Published 11 November 2015

Feedback is sought on the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) draft Guidance Statement: Regulation of Mine Dewatering. See:

The objective of the guidance statement is to administratively remove duplication of the regulation of mine dewatering operations and the disposal of surplus mine dewater, between the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) and the Department of Water (DoW).

Closing date for submissions is 5 February 2016.

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Request for feedback on draft Guidance Statement: Environmental Siting

Published 11 November 2015

Feedback is sought on the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) draft Guidance Statement: Environmental Siting. See:

The objective of the guidance statement is to provide guidance on the Department of Environment Regulation’s (DER) regulatory functions in relation to works approvals and licences under Division 3, Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

Closing date for submissions is 5 February 2016.

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Review of Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007

Section 99 of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 (WARR Act) requires that the Minister carry out a review of the WARR Act after the fifth anniversary of its commencement and table a report on the review in both houses of Parliament within 12 months of the fifth anniversary.

The review is now complete and the Minister for Environment tabled a report on the review in Parliament on 21 October 2015.

pdfReport – Review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007607.44 KB.


WALGA and DER to work collaboratively on Environmental Standards for Rural Landfills

Based on feedback from Local Government, the Department has prioritised the development of Environmental Standards for Rural Landfills.

To ensure a consultative and practical approach is taken in the development of these Environmental Standards, the Department has invited WA Local Government Association (WALGA) to be part of the process.  WALGA is putting together a Rural Landfill Working Group with representatives from Local Government and the Waste Management Association of Australia. This Working Group will aim to facilitate a consultative approach in the development and implementation of the Environmental Standard.  

For more information on the WALGA Working Group please visit the WasteNet Website www.wastenet.net.au or contact Rebecca Brown 9213 2063 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Environmental Standard for Rural Landfills (draft) is scheduled for release (see upcoming consultations).

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