New South Wales Continues To Dump Its Rubbish In Queensland

New South Wales Continues To Dump Its Rubbish In Queensland

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Interstate Waste Management Update

Victor P Taffa

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her Government has made historic reforms to address the management of waste in Queensland.

“We are investing in biofuel projects to support waste-to-energy projects.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“We have led operations, including heavy vehicle searches and a special pollution hotline to allow the public to report illegal dumping to the Department. The hotline number is 1300 130 372.”

“As I have said the revelation this week that the New South Wales Government is not enforcing its own laws is alarming.”

“I repeat the New South Wales Government needs to enforce its laws.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“I can confirm there will be crack down on bulk waste transport activities from as early as tomorrow to ensure that operators are strictly complying with all necessary regulatory requirements.”

“These border inspections by the Department of Transport and Main Roads will focus on the movement of hazardous wastes such as asbestos to ensure that Queenslanders are kept safe.”

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection will also step up regular compliance checks at key waste landfill sites to ensure that they are operating within their environmental authority conditions.

“Next week, I will convene a meeting of waste and recycling industry representatives, our agencies and the Local Government Association of Queensland to discuss other long-term strategies to manage waste.”

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This issue needs to be addressed with cooperation of the States.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

New cross border agreement between New South Wales and Queensland included cooperation on waste management.

“I reached that agreement with former Premier Mike Baird. I am looking for that cooperation to continue from the current Premier of New South Wales.” Premier Palaszczuk said.