Community input sought for new waste strategy

Published on 31 October 2019

With a focus on viewing waste as a resource rather than matter to be sent to landfill, the new waste strategy will identify ways to address challenges and encourage more sustainable options.

The waste strategy will outline the strategic direction for council’s waste management program for the next five years. The program currently includes kerbside collections, transfer stations, public place waste management and community education. Over 4,000 tonnes of municipal waste and 1,200 tonnes of recycling are processed from residential and public litter bins and transfer stations across the shire each year. 

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Councillor Kevin Erwin said council is aware of the high level of community interest in sustainability, and the role waste management has to play in reducing the region’s environmental footprint.

“We really want the community to drive this strategy,” said Cr Erwin.

“We’re aiming to collect as many responses as possible to ensure confidence in the accuracy of information as well as the needs and wants of residents.”

“The more survey responses we receive the better we’ll understand what the community thinks about current services and what they would like to see in the future.”

“The information gathered will then be used to develop and implement the waste strategy on behalf of our community.”

There will be a number of ways for the community to provide input to the strategy including an online survey that can be accessed at ngshire.vic.gov.au

A printed version of the survey will be available at the Customer Service counters at the Stawell and St Arnaud offices. The survey will also be inserted into the Weekly Advertiser, North Central News and Stawell Times News.

Please follow the link to complete the survey.