Project status: Open

The Draft Hazardous Materials Environment Protection Policy aims to help people understand regulations that apply to the management of hazardous materials so the risk of adverse impacts to the environment and human health are minimised. Examples of hazardous materials include asbestos, polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) and heavy metals.

How to have YourSay

We are seeking your feedback on how we propose to safely and effectively manage the manufacture, supply, use, storage, transport and disposal of hazardous materials within the ACT.

To have your say, you can provide an open submission via the feedback box below.

The draft policy, which is required for you to make an informed submission, is included in the document library on the right hand navigation pane of this page.

We are looking at

The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate has reviewed and is proposing changes to the Hazardous Materials Environment Protection Policy. The aim of the review is to make the policy more contemporary, incorporating several more recent national and international initiatives.

In the development of this draft policy there was collaboration across the ACT Government to ensure relevant management protocols were considered, including:

  • Transport Canberra and City Services were consulted for their waste management practices handled through ACT NoWaste
  • ACT Health provided input around potential health risks
  • the Environment Protection Authority within Access Canberra, as the key regulator of hazardous materials, was also extensively consulted.

We will use your views to

Your feedback on the draft Hazardous Materials Environment Protection Policy will be used to inform the final policy.