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Council calls for waste management feedback.

16 May, 2018

Council is inviting residents to shape the region’s future waste services.

“We’re asking residents for feedback as part of the Fraser Coast Future Waste Project,” Small Communities Development Portfolio Councillor Anne Maddern said.

“The feedback through the community consultation will help Council better understand resident’s views and vision regarding waste management services and operations and prepare a draft Waste Strategy for the period 2018-2028.

“The strategy will outline the major infrastructure investments and service delivery improvements for waste management across the region for the next decade.

“It also has to take into consideration stringent state government regulations which are designed to minimise long-term environmental damage caused by landfill.

“There are also targets in the amount of waste we divert from landfills through recycling initiatives, as well as customer service standards around access to a waste facility.

“Because there is a range of options to choose from, Council is seeking feedback to ensure that the final strategy is in line with the community’s vision and expectations.

“We want to canvass as many ideas as possible on cost-effecitve and innovative ways to handle our waste.

“Council is offering some ideas up for feedback, including better recycling and green waste services, and consolidation of waste facilities.

“We are also asking residents to share their ideas on innovative ways to recycle and reuse rubbish.”

Residents can visit the Council’s Have Your Say web page, www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/have-your-say, to download the special project factsheets and complete the online surveys.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact:

  • Mark Vanner, Executive Manager Regulation and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council on 07 4194 7722;
  • Jordan Robinson, Senior Project Manager, Engagement Plus on 07 3368 3008, or;
  • Email the project team: futurewaste@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Feedback closes Friday, 29 June, 2018.