On 9 March 2016, Justice Beech handed down his decision in Eclipse Resources Pty Ltd v The State of Western Australia [No. 4] (2016) WASC 62.
The Department of Environment Regulation has suspended operation of its end-of-waste framework, including material guidelines and case-by-case application process, and is reviewing it to ensure that its policy is consistent with the Eclipse decision.
Submissions or applications received in relation to the end-of-waste framework will be considered on completion of the review.
The planned review of the material guidelines for clean fill and construction products currently underway is on hold until the Eclipse decision has been considered.
Past consultations, including submissions and consultation summary reports, are available below: