Local Law Review: Waste Management
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2017

The Sunshine Coast Council Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws were adopted on 1 January 2012. Council’s local laws are reviewed on a regular basis.


Council is proposing to make changes to the local laws in relation to waste management.

Community engagement

Council invited you to comment on the proposed changes during the consultation period. Submissions closed at 5.00 pm on Thursday 20 August 2015.

Where to from here

All submissions will be reviewed before council make a decision in October 2015. Any changes to the local laws and subordinate local laws are made at an Ordinary Meeting of council. Keep up to date with council's meeting agendas and minutes.


The Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Regulation 2000 was repealed on 9 September 2014, and the local government waste collection and management provisions were transferred to Chapter 5A of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 temporarily to allow local governments to put alternative measures in place to deal with local waste management issues.

The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has advised council that as these provisions relate solely to local government waste operations they should be managed by local governments through a local law. Expiry of the current situation will occur on 1 September 2016.

It is important to note that the proposed Amendment Local Law No. 1 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2015 simply replicates the current provisions for waste management into council's local laws.

Local Law - Current Proposed change
Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management)[71KB] Amendment Local Law No. 1 (Community Health and Environmental Management)[114KB]


For more information, please contact the Manager, Corporate Governance on (07) 5420 8924 or email locallawreview@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

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