INVEST TO TRANSFORM QUEENSLAND’S WASTE INDUSTRY INTO AN INNOVATIVE, EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
The waste industry has expanded significantly in Ipswich through landfill developments, without due consideration of the impacts on residents, or the future outlook of South East Queensland and Queensland waste policy and strategy.
In 2019/20, Ipswich received 42%, or 4.23 million tonnes, of Queensland’s waste with little to no community benefit. There is an urgent need for intervention to ensure an efficient, sustainable, productive waste and circular economy section in Queensland.
A comprehensive review and reform of waste and resource recovery policy and infrastructure, to deliver a waste industry transformation plan that minimises community impact and creates new economic opportunities.
About Waste and Circular Economy Transformation
Benefits to Ipswich:
If we do nothing:
Council adopted the Waste and Circular Economy Transformation Directive to drive best practice, collaborate with industry and government, and secure positive outcomes for the community. More information on this Directive is available here: https://www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/waste-circular-economy
As part of the implementation of this directive, council established the Joint Taskforce with the Queensland Government to facilitate cross-government collaboration and has dedicated internal resources.
Council continues to work with the State Government to identify and effect change.