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DER Works Approval Information

All information about submissions, including the application supporting documentation, can be found from the DER website:

DER Website

Provided below a general overview:

What is the application for?

SITA Australia Pty Ltd have submitted an application for a works approval to construct a Category 64 landfill in the Shire of York.

The proposed application is estimated to receive 250,000 tonnes per annum of Class II wastes predominately from the Perth metropolitan area.

The works approval application is for the construction of Cell 1 and Cell 2 only.

Where can I find more information about the application?

Copies of all supporting documentation are available in hard copy at the Shire of York office, and online on the DER website:

Department of Environment Regulation website

What stage is the application at?

DER have verified the application as per section 51(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, meaning that it has been:

  • made in the approved form
  • accompanied by the required fee as determined under the regulations
  • supported by plans, specifications and other documents and information.

DER is now in the process of conducting an assessment of the application information to determine if a works approval will be issued or declined. 

As part of this assessment period, interested parties are afforded 35 days in which to raise any concerns they have regarding the application. 

DER can only assess the issues within their jurisdiction, for example emissions and discharges to air, land and water. 

How can I make a submission?

Please submit any comments in writing to or

Manager Licensing (Waste South A),
Locked Bag 33 Cloister Square

Please quote the reference “W5830: ALLAWUNA”.

How long do I have to make a comment?

Comments must be received by DER by close of business Monday 1st June 2015. 

What happens after the comment period closes?

Once the comment period closes DER will take into consideration the submissions, and may contact the proponent for clarification of any issued raised by the community.

DER will then make a determination of the application.

DER’s target timeframe for completion of assessment is 60 business days.

How can I find out about DER’s determination?

The decision will be advertised in the West Australian newspaper and the Hills Gazette.

Stakeholders will also be notified about the decision in writing.