Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:27

Funding continued for a cleaner NSW

Council officer picking up litter during Clean-up Australia Day, Parramatta City Council Council officer picking up litter during Clean-up Australia Day, Parramatta City Council Parramatta City Council

WSROC has welcomed the NSW Government announcement that it will continue funding its Waste Less Recycle More initiative for another four years.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “We welcome the government’s continuation of funding for another four years and look forward to hearing more detail on the second stage of Waste Less, Recycle More very soon.

“Historically, waste has been managed at the local level, however rapidly growing populations, increasing household waste generation and rising landfill costs make a strategic approach to managing waste essential in Western Sydney,” said Cr Bali.

Over the last three years the Waste Less, Recycle More program has helped elevate a number of waste related-issues to the regional level, resulting in some of WSROC’s most successful initiatives including:

Under the funding scheme, WSROC has also been able to dedicate greater focus to improving governance, working with its member councils, the NSW Government and private sector to facilitate positive policy change.

WSROC officers are currently working with the NSW Government and a number of other stakeholders on issues including: the design and implementation of NSW’s container deposit scheme (CDS); waste planning for residential developments; and tackling litter on Western Sydney’s state and arterial roads.

President Bali said “Ensuring Sydney has adequate waste infrastructure and sustainable practices is critical to safe guarding community amenity, protecting our natural environment, and delivering safe, cost-effective services to our residents.”

For more information on WSROC’s current waste programs visit the projects section of our website.

 

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