Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law Print


The Shire of East Pilbara is seeking public comment on a proposed ‘Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law’ prior to formal consideration by Council.

The local law would ban the use of ‘single use’ plastic bags throughout the Shire of East Pilbara. The definition of a ‘single use plastic bag’ would refer to a bag with a thickness of less than 35 microns. This would be in alignment with similar legislation currently in place in the SA, ACT, NT, Tasmania and other local governments. Biodegradable and reusable plastic bags of a greater thickness would not be affected.

If passed by Council, the local law would likely come into effect sometime in 2018. 

The draft Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law can be downloaded here:

Hard copies may be obtained at the Shire’s Newman or Marble Bar administration offices. 

The Shire requests that any comments please be submitted prior to Wednesday 27th September 2017 by emailing or by mailing:

                    Att: Allen Cooper
                    Chief Executive Officer
                    Shire of East Pilbara
                    PMB 22
                    Newman WA 6753