Have your say on Council's draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy

Published on 04 May 2021

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Click here to download the draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy on 'The Loop'. 

Here at Murrindindi Shire Council, we’re aspiring to create a more sustainable future for communities across the Shire – and we need your help to make this happen! If, like us, you’re passionate about the issues of waste and recycling, then join us as we embark on this exciting adventure.

Council is developing its Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, which will guide our approach to waste management. Council has put together a draft Strategy and we’re now inviting you to share your thoughts and ideas and to let us know if you think we’re on the right track.

Council’s Mayor Sandice McAulay said the draft Strategy sets out a vision for the future of waste management in our Shire and proposes some really exciting and ambitious goals that we can work towards as a community.

‘We think this is a progressive and forward-thinking draft Strategy, which reflects the ‘circular economy’ model. This model seeks to eliminate waste and the persistent consumption of resources by directing waste back into the economy to be reused or recycled into new materials and products. We hope this draft Strategy will put us in a really good place to be able to deliver real change for our communities.

‘What is clear is that the Strategy needs everyone to be on board – community and Council – for this to be a success. That’s why I encourage you to read the draft Strategy and share any ideas or feedback you have with us. You might have some great ideas to help community members across the Shire reduce the amount of waste they produce. Or about how Council can make it easier for you to recycle your waste. We’re very interested in hearing from the community about these issues and we look forward to working together to create a more sustainable future for our region.

‘There are a couple of ways you can read the draft Strategy - you can either download a copy online from our new community engagement platform, The Loop, or you can drop in to one of our Library and Customer Service Centres in Alexandra, Yea or Kinglake (including our Mobile service) and read a paper copy. To provide your feedback, you can complete a short online survey on The Loop or join one of our online workshops, which will be held at 10.00 am on Thursday 13 May and at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 19 May.  If you prefer, you can drop in and complete a paper survey at one of our Library and Customer Service Centres, including our Mobile Service. We need your feedback by Friday 28 May 2021.

For more information about the draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy, please visit Council’s online engagement platform, The Loop, email customer@murrindindi.vic.gov.au or give us a call on 5772 0333.

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