Your service your say—waste strategy opens for comment
  • Monday 12 January 2015
Have your say on the Draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy

For the majority of residents, waste is probably the most regular contact they have with Council, but there’s much more to Sunshine Coast waste management than wheelie bins.

That’s why it’s important residents read and understand what’s in the strategy that will shape the future of waste management on the Sunshine Coast for the next decade.

The draft strategy is available to view on Council’s website, in Council libraries and in customer service centres. Residents have until February 13 to have their say and can email their feedback to wastemanagement@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or submit hardcopy forms at libraries and customer service centres.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said “this council is committed to engaging with the community and genuinely wants to know what residents think”.

Construction of a new resource recovery centre, expansion of collection 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.

“I strongly encourage residents to look at what we’re proposing and make comment— this is the time to make voices heard,” Cr McKay said.

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

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