The Local Government Association has welcomed the decision by the State Government to delay the start date of the new Container Refund Scheme from 1 July 2018 to 1 November 2018 based on experience of the rollout of a similar scheme in New South Wales.
“We have learned from interstate experiences that rushing the rollout would considerably impact local government and industry”.
“We congratulate the Government for taking a common-sense approach and listening to local government and industry concerns and acting by extending the commencement date to 1 November 2018.”
“Given everything else that is happening in the waste industry currently, it would be foolish not to.”
He says the LGAQ would continue to participate as a key member of the Container Refund Scheme Advisory Group as we work towards local governments’ ambition of a zero-waste future by 2028.