The future of our waste - Join the conversation with Council

Published on 09 April 2019

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Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is calling on the community to share your ideas for the development of a new Waste Strategy to reflect industry changes and best support the community, Shire operations and environment. 

The Shire is holding a Forward Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 24 April where Councillors and community will get together for a ‘think tank’ discussion guiding the direction of Council’s Waste Review.  

Recommendations from this meeting will be forwarded to the next available Council meeting for consideration. Anyone wanting to make a three minute verbal submission must RSVP.

Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said Council will review its current operations and develop the new Strategy in partnership with the community while continuing its advocacy to the state government. 

“We want to hear from our community on this important issue that impacts us all.

“Council will be bringing together all ideas, from everyday actions to innovation, on everything waste and recycling.

“Council will continue to advocate state government address the recycling crisis via the Municipal Association of Victoria and exploring waste to energy technology in partnership with other Metropolitan Councils”.

Council representative for the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Forum and Seawinds Ward Councillor Simon Brooks said while Council is seeking action from all levels of government, community members hold the power to make change at a local level.

“You can take action in your own home by understanding what waste you generate, how you can avoid it in the first place and reduce your impact on our environment”.

Forward Planning Committee Meeting
24 April, 6.30pm
Shire Offices
90 Besgrove St, Rosebud
RSVP to speak: waste.strategy@mornpen.vic.gov.au
For more information or to view the current Waste Strategy, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/ourwastefuture