Lift of levy payment
18 May 2018
The re-use of clean fill and uncontaminated fill is critical in driving sustainable development in Western Australia.
The Department of Water and Environment Regulation's (DWER) guideline Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (as amended 2018) has been updated to regulate the potential re-use of soils as 'clean fill' and 'uncontaminated fill'.
This presents a potential dual benefit for our clients, allowing both re-use of valuable fill material across development and construction sites and avoidance of landfill levy charges, if they meet the guidelines under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Regulations 2008 (WA).
Guidance on the use of the waste-derived materials is still critical and Strategen is experienced in, and well positioned to assist our clients negotiate with DWER to determine the suitability of proposed 'clean fill' and 'uncontaminated fill' (including treated acid sulfate soils) in meeting the Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (as amended 2018) criteria.
Negotiations depend on demonstrating that the soil has been appropriately characterised through specific chemical analysis based on previous site history and land use.
Strategen's specialist advice and technical knowledge on contaminated site issues and management will assist developers resolve uncertainty, reduce avoidable landfill levy costs and provide peace of mind on your investment.
Please don't hesitate to contact our Contaminated Sites team members for further clarification on your specific project requirements, we would be only too happy to assist and answer any queries you may have.