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Requirement for operators in the levy zone

Volumetric surveys

Volumetric survey requirements

Between 1 June and 31 August 2019, baseline volumetric surveys are required to be carried out at each levyable waste disposal site within the levy zone. These surveys are also to include any declared resource recovery areas (RRAs) at the site.

Yearly volumetric surveys are also required to be carried out in June from 2020 for each active landfill cell at the site and for all stockpiled waste at the site and within a declared RRA.

This requirement does not apply to small sites holding an environmental authority to dispose less than 2,000 tonnes of waste per year, until 1 June 2022.

Volumetric surveys are also required for any new landfill cell before it is used for the first time.

The results of volumetric surveys, accompanied by a topographical plan of the site, must be certified as accurate by a surveyor under the Surveyors Act 2003.

Baseline volumetric survey - Between 1 June 2019 and 31 August 2019

Volumetric survey - Annually in June (from 1 June 2020) survey. Requirements don’t apply to small sites* <2,000 t/year of waste until 1 June 2022.

*Sites required to hold an Environmental Authority for the disposal of waste.

A results form for the baseline volumetric survey is available on the applications and forms page.

In this guide:

  1. Weighbridge requirements and measurement of waste
  2. Volumetric surveys
  3. Monthly summary data return
  4. Monthly detailed data return
  5. Record keeping
  6. Resource recovery area (RRA)
  7. Levy payment (to the state)
  8. Levy and exemptions and discounts
  9. Exemption applications

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