Waste, Resource Recovery and Extractive Industries

Increased awareness of environmental sustainability concepts and principles amongst Government, community and business has led to a boom in recent years in the waste and resource recovery sectors, which has in turn created significant industry challenges for statutory approvals and post-Consent operational compliance auditing.

Obtaining development approval for waste and resource recovery projects is a highly complex affair with multiple statutory agency referrals required; depending on the size of the business, the volumes and types of wastes received and processed, the location and proximity of the facility to adjoining sensitive land uses and ever-more stringent regulation and standards, it is becoming increasingly common for even small waste facilities to trigger Integrated Development, Designated Development, State Significant Development and the legal requirement to hold an Environmental Protection Licence (EPL).

If these considerations are not well understood and managed by the waste proponent’s consultants then the development approval and licencing process quickly becomes a very frustrating, costly and time-consuming affair.

At Claron we have a team of highly specialised and experienced experts who specialise in the waste, resource recovery and quarrying sectors, and accordingly we are able to offer services:

  • Pre-purchase site suitability advice
  • Waste facility design
  • Manage all aspects of the statutory approvals process including Designated Development and
  • State Significant Development
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Environmental Protection Licence applications (EPL)
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Management Plans (EMP)
  • Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP)
  • Staff training