The next 12 months will feature a number of key programs, reviews and initiatives that will impact the waste and resource recovery landscape in Queensland. To support its members and provide stakeholders with an opportunity to engage in two way conversations with the Department and other stakeholders the WRIQ has coordinated three online sessions for its members, the first of which is:
- Session 1 (Wed 2 Feb) – SEQ Focus
This session will provide participants information on current Queensland Government engagements, programs and initiatives that relate to the waste and resource recovery sector in Queensland. WRIQ members are welcome to attend the WRIQ office (numbers limited) if they would prefer or are unable to access Teams for these sessions.
Topics to be covered: COVID19 update, levy changes and related exemptions, regional plans, E-products, COMSEQ plan, updates on product stewardship programs (including E-Products), EPA consultation update, Plastics and organics updates, waste data updates and more.
The format of these sessions will be short presentations from State Government and other stakeholders and will include QnA and notes taken by WRIQ shared with Stakeholders post event.
This is a free event for WRIQ members and $30 for non-members to be paid the week prior to this session.
|10 Minutes||COVID19 Updates||WRIQ||IR and additional focus||TBC|
|20 Minutes||EPA Consultation||DES||Update on the EPA consultation and how things are looking||CONNOR Andrew Andrew.Connor@des.qld.gov.au|
|2 Minutes||Pros and Cons about standalone EPA presented||TBC||Handout||TBC|
|45 Minutes||COMSEQ Plan||TBC/DES||Outline and drivers for the plan||DES Representative|
|Regional Plans||DES||Outline of the drivers and intent for regional plan development||DES Representative|
|Pros and Cons on Regional Plan development / Learnings from other States||MRA Consulting
+ NSW and Vic Industry / LG Reps
|Facilitated discussion on the merits, concerns and opportunities of regional plan development||Mike Ritchie
|10 Minute Break|
|30 Minutes||Levy Changes and related exemptions||DESemail@example.com|
|15 Minutes||Waste Data Update||DES||Follow-up from presentations given to WRIQ members in Septemberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|30 Minutes||Organics Update (including composting guidelines and organic strategy update)||DES||HUGHES Kylie Kylie.Hughes@des.qld.gov.au
MCNICOL Cara Cara.McNicol@des.qld.gov.au
WIRTH Brad Brad.Wirth@des.qld.gov.au
|10 Minutes||Additional Questions / Concerns / Items|
|10 Minute Break|
|40 Minutes||Product Stewardship Updates including E-Products Policy||Various||
||HUGHES Kylie Kylie.Hughes@des.qld.gov.au
John Gertsakis email@example.com
Rose Read firstname.lastname@example.org
TBC: APCO, ABRI, TSA,