Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George and Environment Minister Robyn Parker today announced that ten council areas in northern NSW, including Lismore, Tweed and Kyogle, would have the Waste Levy temporarily waived to facilitate flood disaster clean up.

Mr George said that the Local Government Areas (LGAs) had been affected by flood water following days of severe rain in late January.

“These areas have experienced extreme weather conditions and are in dire need of assistance to help with the clean up, so the State Government will provide any assistance it can,” Mr George said.

“By waiving the Waste Levy the Government is helping communities to clear away the flood debris and damage as quickly and cheaply as possible to get them back on their feet.”

Until the end of April all waste arising from the clean up of flood damage in these council areas can be deposited at the nominated tip exempt from the Waste Levy charge:

Ms Parker said that the temporary waiver on the levy on flood damaged materials would last until 30 April 2013. “Please dispose of waste properly and report any illegally dumping to the Environment line on 131 555,” Ms Parker said.

Note: Each landfill is responsible for deciding what, if any, gate fee they will charge to take this type of waste.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.