Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 1997

Bill No.82

SynopsisThe Bill will -
    • reform the Act's provisions for offences, penalties and enforcement;
    • provide for the collection and disbursement of the landfill levy through a dedicated trust fund;
    • provide for the operation of the waste management facilities at Mount Walton East and Forrestdale;
    • enable the implementation of National Environment Protection measures made under the National Environment Protection Council (WA) Act 1996; and
    • provide the power to regulate the sale of wood heaters and firewood to help tackle Perth's winter haze problem.

StatusAssented to 05/21/1998
Royal Assent given 21 May 1998 as Act No. 14 of 1998. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

Current Bill


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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/21/1997  
First Reading 10/21/1997  
Second Reading 10/22/1997 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/19/1997  
Consideration in Detail 11/19/1997  
Amendments adopted 11/19/1997  
Third Reading 11/19/1997  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/26/1997  
Second Reading 11/26/1997 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/08/1998  
Committee of the whole 04/30/1998  
Amendments adopted 04/30/1998  
Third Reading 04/30/1998  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  05/06/1998  

1. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.