New Waste Levy date changed
❝new This date also allows the government to address the lack of awareness surrounding the impending levy ... — Stuart Armitage
FARMERS and rural communities will have more time to prepare for the Queensland Government’s new Waste Levy following continued advocacy by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and other industry associations.
The Waste Levy will now begin on July 1, 2019, and be set at $75 a tonne for general wastes sent to landfill.
QFF president Stuart Armitage said QFF had expressed concerns the original date did not align with administrative time frames and did not give local governments time to install the necessary infrastructure to administer and collect the levy.
“This new date also allows the State Government to address the lack of awareness surrounding the impending levy among many farmers and regional businesses,” Mr Armitage said.
“The Queensland Government must ensure that regional businesses located inside or operating within the levy zone, which currently includes 38 local government areas, are fully aware of the increased costs associated with the disposal of wastes.”