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Pursuant to Section 33 of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989, notice is given that on 8 September 2014, permit AUH445134S was granted to Toxfree Australia Pty Ltd (Toxfree) (ACN 31 127 853 561), 42 Heather Street, Heatherbrae NSW 2324 (Telephone +61 2 4987 7022; Facsimile +61 24987 7622).  

The particulars of the permit are as follows:

(a) the hazardous waste to be imported is waste containing isocyanates (Basel Code A4050); 

(b) the quantity of the waste to be imported is a maximum of 50 000 litres;

(c) the waste is to be imported in up to 6 shipments:

(i) by sea from Port Moresby direct to Newcastle or Sydney, NSW;

(ii) then by land to the facility operated by Toxfree at 42 Heather Street, Heatherbrae NSW 2324; 

(iii) then by land to the facility of Transpacific Technical Services Pty Ltd (Transpacific), 20 George Street, Wingfield SA 5013, generating solid residue; and

(iv) then the solid residue is to be transferred to  the facility of Waste Management Pacific (SA) Pty Ltd, Primes Road, Inkerman, SA 5500; 

(d) the waste is to undergo operation R13 – Accumulation of material at the Toxfree facility and operation D9 – Physico-chemical treatment at the Transpacific facility, generating solid residue that is to undergo operation D1 – Deposit into or onto land at the facility of Waste Management Pacific (SA) Pty Ltd; and

(e) the permit expires on 31 August 2015 and all transboundary movements of the waste must be completed by that date. 

The permit includes and is subject to conditions.

Bruce Edwards

Assistant Secretary


Subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person or persons whose interests are affected by this decision may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of the Environment requesting the reasons for the decision. An application for independent review of the decision may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on payment of the relevant fee by the applicant within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this notice if the reasons for the decision are not sought. Applications should be made to the Deputy Registrar, Administrative Appeals Tribunal in your capital city, as listed under the Commonwealth Government Section in the White Pages. Further enquiries should be directed to:

Director, Hazardous Waste Section, Department of the Environment, GPO Box 787, CANBERRA ACT 2601.

Telephone 1800 803 772; Facsimile (02) 6274 1164; E-mail