Proposed Local Law (Waste Management)



1. Mackay Regional Council has proposed to make Local Law No. 9 (Waste Management) 2018.

2. Possible anti-competitive provisions have been identified in the proposed local law.

3. Council has proposed to conduct a public interest test in relation to the possible anti-competitive provisions identified in the proposed local law.

4. The purpose and general effect of Local Law No. 9 (Waste Management) 2018 is to protect the public health, safety and amenity related to waste
management by —
(a) regulating the storage, servicing and removal of waste; and
(b) regulating the disposal of waste at waste facilities; and
(c) ensuring that an act or omission does not result in—
(i) harm to human health or safety or personal injury; or
(ii) property damage or loss of amenity; or
(iii) environmental harm or environmental nuisance.

5. Written submissions by any person in support of, or objecting to, the proposed local law are invited for a 21 day period commencing on March 17, 2018 and ending on April 6, 2018 (the “consultation period”).

6. During the consultation period council, will make available for inspection and
purchase at council’s public office at 73 Gordon Street, Mackay copies of —
(a) the proposed local law; and
(b) a public interest test plan about the possible anti-competitive provisions
included in the proposed local law.

7. Submissions must be received on or 6 April 2018 stating—
(a) the grounds of the submission; and
(b) the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.