E-waste recycling plant planned for WA’s ‘greener, cleaner future’

The McGowan Government will commit $14 million towards the development of an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling plant in WA if re-elected.

Some of the investment funding will be used to support local governments and other groups to enhance their capacity to receive e-waste from households and businesses and to educate the community for the transition.

E-waste will be banned from going to WA landfills by 2024 after consultation with the community and industry to ensure a viable transition.

Premier Mark McGowan also said that if re-elected, his Government will install more than 1000 stand-alone power systems in regional WA under a $218 million manufacturing initiative to help the state become “greener and cleaner while creating jobs for Western Australians”.

Solar panels, batteries, and hydrogen electrolysers will be installed across the regions and in remote Indigenous communities to reduce their reliance on diesel and to stabilise networks.

Horizon Power and Western Power will deliver the program, which will be declared a Strategic Project under the WA Jobs Act to ensure local manufacturers are part of the project.

Mr McGowan made the announcement ahead of the 13 March state election.