Earlier this year Brimbank City Council called on you to help develop a new waste management strategy, to create a cleaner and more sustainable Brimbank.
Earlier this year Brimbank City Council called on the community to get involved in developing a new fully integrated waste management strategy, aimed at creating a cleaner and more sustainable environment for Brimbank.
Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch said Council wanted to work with the community to create this important strategy because a cleaner and environmentally sustainable Brimbank was a shared priority.
“I’m pleased to confirm that a lot has been happening in this space since then. To begin with, we received a strong response to our Expression of Interest call-out for local residents or landowners to be part of the Waste Management Strategy Steering Committee.
“As a result, nine community members have since been appointed on the Steering Committee and represent a cross section of different community perspectives and interests.
“Community members include Brian Carroll, Darren Coughlan, Yaroslav Dudinski, Jonathan Flowers, Jessica Gerger, Jenny Isa, Christian Martinu, Thanh Pham and Kay Shields. These members are playing a key role in helping Council develop the strategy.
“In addition, the Steering Committee comprises an industry expert from the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) and three Brimbank City Council Councillors, Cr Lancashire (Chair of the Steering Committee), Cr Giudice and Cr Tachos.
“As Council had hoped, the Steering Committee is providing a direct communication channel for gaining valuable and meaningful input and feedback from community representatives and other stakeholders during the development of the new Brimbank Waste Management Strategy.
“At this stage, the Steering Committee has been focussed on identifying and understanding community needs and attitudes regarding waste and litter management
“Now the broader community will be able to provide input into the strategy as Council undertakes four weeks of community consultation, where community members are invited to attend drop-in sessions.”
“As well as having the opportunity to talk to Council representatives at the drop-in sessions, we are also conducting an online survey to track the communities’ awareness of waste and litter management issues, the level of interest in home recycling and seek suggestions to improve Brimbank waste management services.
“We know management of waste and litter is an important issue for the Brimbank community. It’s a costly business and each year Council spends approximately $18M on waste and litter collection. We want to ensure ratepayers get good value for service as well as the opportunity to have their say,” Cr Hedditch said.
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