Help plan the future of waste management in NQ

Burdekin Shire Council wants your help to plan the future of waste management in North Queensland.

Council’s Health and Environment Manager Beth Whitworth said Burdekin was collaborating with Townsville City Council, Hinchinbrook Shire Council and Charters Towers Regional Council to develop a North Queensland Regional Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan.

“This plan will set out how our communities will manage waste in the future and we want residents to help by giving their views on waste management,” she said.

“We have placed an online survey on Council’s website for residents to complete this will allow the council to hear their thoughts and ideas about waste management.

“The results of this survey will help us draft a plan based on the waste usage and recycling behaviour of our residents.”

Mrs Whitworth said the online survey would be open to residents until March 21.

“As part of the community consultation, residents are invited to meet with the consultant representative this Friday at Burdekin Library Ayr between 9.30am and 11am,” she said.

“This consultant will have fact sheets and also hard copies of the survey available for those who attend.

“Once the councils have compiled all this information we will release a draft plan mid-year for review by the community. This plan will define the future direction of waste management in our local government areas.

“The State Government also will review it so they have a holistic approach to waste management for the entire State.”

Mrs Whitworth said that by working together the four councils could identify shared waste management services.

For further information please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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