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Legislation and administration of inground waste disposal in new South Wales and Victoria, Australia

  • Knight Michael J. 
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Abstract

Legislation and administration of waste disposal is primarily a State and Local Government responsibility in Australia. The legal and environmental principles that form the base of present and possibly future legislation and administration are described. Some problems are discussed and in particular that of legal retro-responsibility for wastes. New South Wales and Victoria have different legislative and administrative systems. Both are complex with many overlapping Acts.

The role of the recently implemented Environment Planning and Assessment Act (1979) on siting waste facilities in N.S.W. in discussed. Control of disposal in Victoria is decentralized whereas in N.S.W. management is focussed in the Metropolitan Waste Disposal Authority.

Keywords

Waste Disposal Environmental Impact Statement Environment Protection Authority Borehole Injection Trade Waste 

Aspects Législatifs et administration des stockages souterrains de déchets en Nouvelle-Galles du sud et Victoria (Australie)

Résumé

La législation et l'administration des dépôts de déchets relèvent essentiellement des Autorités locales en Australie. Les principles législatifs et d'environment qui sont à la base de la législation présente et future sont ici décrits. Certains problèmes sont discutés et en particulier ceux de la responsabilité rétroactive concernant le stockage des déchets. Les Etats de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud et de Victoria ont des systèmes différents de législation et d'administration. Tous deux sont complexes avec de nombreux règlements qui se chevauchent.

Le rôle de la récente loi mise en place sur l'Environment (1979) pour l'établissement d'un plan concernant les aires de déchets en Nouvelle-Galles du Sud est examiné. Le contrôle des stockages dans le Victoria est décentralisé alors qu'en Nouvelle-Galles du Sud la gestion en est concentrée par la «Metropolitan Waste Disposal Authority».

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© International Assocaition of Engineering Geology 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Knight Michael J. 
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  1. 1.School of Applied GeologyUniversity of N.S.W.KensingtonAustralia

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