No time to waste: consultations and conferences call
The EPA held the first focus groups in May to start the design process for the new 20-year Waste Strategy.
The EPA’s Molly Tregoning fields questions at the ‘No Time to Waste’ conference in Wagga
Two other major waste management events also helped inform the direction on how we manage our waste in NSW into the future.
The Waste and Innovation team held focus groups in May to feed into the 20-year Waste Strategy. The planning forum held at the University of Technology Sydney included representatives from local government, industry and other government agencies.
To inform the 20-year Waste Strategy we are currently seeking perspectives about the problems facing the NSW waste sector and what options there are to address them, including understanding stakeholder priorities for the industry. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to provide written feedback by Monday 23 September 2019.
Also held in May, the Waste 2019 Conference at Coffs Harbour attracted 645 delegates. The EPA provided eight guest speakers for the three days and supported Aboriginal representatives to attend and share the latest in waste industry initiatives with their communities.
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The ‘No Time to Waste’ conference was held in Wagga Wagga in early June. The conference was supported by the NSW EPA and included speakers from our 20-year Waste Strategy and Asbestos Management teams.
The EPA also conducted consultations on the new 20-year Waste Strategy throughout the day with delegates including the Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC) and many councils outside of the region who attended for the first time.
Director of the 20-year Waste Strategy team Molly Tregoning said all the conferences provided a wonderful opportunity to share information and learnings from the waste sector across NSW and interstate with regional representatives.