Waste & Environment Summit

Policy updates
Waste & Environment Summit
Officer, State or Federal Government, Non members
Thursday - Friday, 30 - 31 May 2024
9:00AM - 4:35PM
Northam Town Hall
83 Wellington Street, Northam

Summit and Tour: $175

Summit only: $125

Tour only: $75

About the event

The Wheatbelt Waste and Environment Summit will bring high-profile speakers to the region as well as showcase local initiatives and opportunities.

Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop local waste management issues and opportunities with their colleagues from the region. Other topics explored will include Biosecurity, Biodiversity, Water and Climate change.

WALGA is pleased to welcome a range of speakers in the Waste and Environment space to this year’s summit, including:

  • Kelly Howlett AM – Waste Authority WA
  • Hon Sheila McHale AM - Chairperson, Containers for Change (WARRRL)
  • Belinda Walker - Director Native Vegetation, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER)
  • Joe Mills - Regional Manager, Goldfields & Agricultural Region, Water Corporation
  • Mia Carbon - Deputy Director General, Sustainability and Biosecurity, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Emily Briggs - Deputy Director General, Climate and Sustainability

Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop local waste management issues and network opportunities with their colleagues from the region.

This event will bring together Local Government, State Government, business and the community to build relationships and share knowledge, to improve service delivery, social opportunities and environmental outcomes for local communities.

View the full program

Registration closes Friday, May 24.

This event is delivered by WALGA and supported by the Shire of Northam, Waste Authority of WA, Containers for Change (WARRRL), Avon Waste, and Cooee Waste Facility Data Solutions

Featured speakers

Kelly Howlett AM
Kelly Howlett AM
Managing Director, Earthbeat Consulting
Kelly Howlett is currently providing environmental, social, community development and human services consultancy services. She was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pilbara charity, Bloodwood Tree Association Inc. for six years until November 2022. 
Hon Sheila McHale AM
Hon Sheila McHale AM
Chairperson, WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd (WARRRL)
Hon. Sheila McHale has had a distinguished career in the public, political and not-for-profit sectors, blending her experience as a Member of Parliament and Minister with C suite experience and non-executive directorships of several boards.
Belinda Walker
Belinda Walker
Director Native Vegetation, DWER
Belinda Walker has worked in environmental regulation and policy for more than 20 years, starting in the South West of WA in 2001. She is passionate about protecting WA’s environment, and is excited about exploring initiatives to achieve sustainable development communities.
Joe Mills
Joe Mills
Regional Manager, Goldfields & Agricultural Region, Water Corporation
Joe Mills has been involved in the operations and maintenance of water infrastructure assets for over 14 years, supporting the safe delivery of water services to the Metro and Agricultural communities of WA.
Mia Carbon
Mia Carbon
Deputy Directory General, Sustainability and Biosecurity
As a qualified veterinarian, Mia plays a leading role in delivering WA’s biosecurity system and emergency response capabilities. This includes enhancing surveillance and control capabilities across plant, animal and invasive species biosecurity.
Emily Briggs
Emily Briggs
Deputy Director General Climate and Sustainability
Emily is responsible for the development of the department’s long-term strategies for a sustainable future that provide guidance to decision makers, set parameters for policy setting for the long term and ensure that the department is positioned well to respond to future emerging issues.
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