Why it matters

The NSW Energy from Waste Policy Statement sets out the overarching framework and criteria that apply to facilities in NSW proposing to thermally treat waste or waste-derived materials for the recovery of energy. In doing so, it provides regulatory clarity to industry and the community.

The Minister for Environment requested the Chief Scientist and Engineer provide independent expert advice on energy recovery facilities and related environmental protection frameworks to ensure facilities in NSW undertake robust assessments and adopt international best practice standards and controls to ensure human health and the environment are protected.

The Energy from Waste report from the Chief Scientist and Engineer delivers a review of Energy from Waste in NSW and makes a number of recommendations to ensure proposals adopt international best practice standards and controls to protect human health and the environment.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has revised the Energy from Waste Policy Statement to reflect the air emission recommendations of the Chief Scientist and Engineer and is currently undertaking public consultation on the draft revised policy statement.

Energy from Waste Policy Statement

We are seeking feedback on changes to the Energy from Waste Policy Statement. Have a read and tell us what you think.

The EPA is consulting with the community and stakeholders before implementing proposed changes to the Energy from Waste Policy Statement.

Have your say

Public consultation on the Energy from Waste Policy Statement is now open.

Provide your feedback by completing the survey below. You are not required to answer every question.

If you would prefer to provide feedback by email, send your submission to waste.updates@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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Please note, your feedback on the Energy from Waste Policy Statement may include ‘personal information,' including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.

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