All Councils are required under the Waste Minimisation Act (WMA) 2008 to consider the current situation with regards to waste minimisation and management in their area and set out how they will progress efficient and effective waste management and minimisation. This process is documented in a Waste Assessment and future direction and actions are set out in a Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP).
These documents are now up for review and this time round Buller, Grey and Westland District Councils have elected to proceed with a regional approach. We are now seeking feedback from our communities on the draft West Coast Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan.
Please first read the summary of proposal and supporting documents for details on the issues involved and the proposed targets and action plan. The Draft Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan and Waste Assessment are also available. You can download these documents here or pick up copies from your local Council offices.
The overall vision of the WMMP is:
Have your say
Key questions include:
- Do you agree with the Councils' vision for waste minimisation and management?
- Have the Councils set the right targets for waste minimisation and management?
- Councils regularly consider a range of options for managing waste that cannot be reused or recycled. What are the key considerations Council should take into account?
- The draft Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan commits Councils to considering a range of additional activities, what would you support being introduced in the West Coast Region?
We want to hear from as many people as possible before a decision is made, so please have your say today.
All submissions must be in writing. Submissions can be made by completing the easy online survey below or by filling out survey forms available from each Council or download here.
You are welcome to speak in person in support of your submission – if you wish to do this, please clearly indicate this in your submission. Submissions will be heard and considered at a hearing after the closing date – final date to be confirmed.
Submissions close at 5pm on 18 August 2018.