Waste levies waived for Moreton Bay, Western Downs councils

Published Thursday, 01 February, 2024 at 07:13 AM

Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Innovation
The Honourable Leanne Linard

  • The Miles Government has waived waste levies for City of Moreton Bay Council and Western Downs Regional Council to support these communities as they recover from this week’s storms.
  • The waste levy exemptions follow similar exemptions provided to councils across Queensland following Tropical Cyclone Kirrily, Tropical Cyclone Jasper and storms in South East Queensland in late December.
  • Waste levies can be exempted following disaster declarations or serious local events to alleviate financial pressures on councils.

The Miles Government has waived waste levies for City of Moreton Bay Council and Western Downs Regional Council following intense storms and heavy rainfall earlier this week.

Environment Minister Leanne Linard said waiving the waste levy would support community recovery efforts by preventing additional unforeseen costs for these councils during this critical time.

Waste levies can be waived for waste that has been generated because of a State-declared disaster or following a serious local event.

Quotes attributable to Environment Minister, Leanne Linard:

“Moreton Bay and Western Downs are doing their best to recover from this week’s storms and heavy rainfall and I know all Queenslanders are behind them.

“The Miles Government is committed to supporting communities impacted by natural disasters as much as possible.

“Waiving waste levies will provide relief and assist in the overall clean-up operations.

“The Department of Environment, Science and Innovation stands ready to assist other councils needing to apply for an exemption.”


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