Community invited to have their say on waste
  • Friday 12 December 2014
recycle truck

Construction of a new resource recovery centre, expansion of services and delivery of innovative, financially viable infrastructure are just a few of the major actions outlined in council’s draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy 2015 – 2025.

Council unanimously decided, at its Ordinary Meeting yesterday, to take the draft strategy to the community for review and comment from 12 January – 14 February 2015.

The draft waste strategy, including any amendments coming from the consultation process, will be presented to Council for adoption in April 2015.

Environment Portfolio Councillor and chair of the Waste Working Group Jenny McKay said the draft Waste Strategy had been developed in line with council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region.

“This strategy shapes future waste infrastructure needs for the Sunshine Coast, supports the development of resource recovery markets, ensure waste management remains cost effective and customer focused and protects public health and the natural environment,” Cr McKay said.

“I encourage the community to review the draft strategy and have their say during the consultation period."

Residents can view and comment on the strategy from 12 January – 14 February 2015 either online at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or in person at council libraries or customer contact centres.