Focus On... FOCUS on Environmental Management
- Sustainability strategy
Wodonga Council will target six priority areas including waste, water and food to ensure the future sustainability of the city.
- Future Directions - From the City of Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Community participation supports a sustainable environment
- Linking with landowners
A focus on sustainable grazing and riparian management along an 11km reach of the Logan River will bring long-term whole-of-catchment benefits such as improved water quality in the river and Moreton Bay.
- Solar lights success
The Shire of East Pilbara and BHP Billiton recently partnered in a project that aimed to provide a safer environment through the use of high quality, low energy, cost effective LED lighting technology.
- Making the most of sunny days
Alice Springs Town Council is making the most of the approximately 300 sunny days in Central Australia each year with solar installations at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
- Recycled plastic turns the tide on deck maintenance*
The waterfront boardwalk at Seaport in Launceston Tasmania was originally built in 2002 from Tasmanian Ironbark.
- Encouraging public recycling
In a drive to further increase recycling rates in Australia’s top holiday destination, City of Gold Coast is rolling out more recycling bins in key public places.
- Fleet undergoes refurbishment
Mount Isa City Council’s waste management fleet is undergoing a long overdue refurbishment.
- Food organics, garden organics
Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and the broader community were facing challenges due to an increase in the amount of solid waste generated and the growth of demand for sustainable practices.
- Council leads the way in Flying fox research
Sunshine Coast Council is delivering pioneering research that will inform and improve Flying fox management in the region.
- Recycling, Its Sorted
Recently Glamorgan Spring Bay Council (GSBC) received grants from Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Tasmania and the Keep Australia Beautiful, Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants, funded by Coca Cola, to improve recycling opportunities in the municipality.
- Reducing contamination in green waste
In 12 months, Nillumbik Shire Council has dramatically reduced the percentage of contaminated household green waste bins.
- Solar systems shine light on energy efficiency
A key theme of the Bathurst 2036 Community Strategic Plan is environmental sustainability, including the promotion of energy efficient growth and the reduction of Bathurst City’s environmental footprint.
- Improving the Bull Creek Catchment
An iconic project for improving water quality in the Bull Creek Catchment is underway, converting a 150m stretch of the Brentwood Main Drain into a living stream just before it enters the Canning River at Bateman Park in the City of Melville.
- Power savings while keeping cool
A half a million-dollar Community Energy Efficiency Program is nearing completion in the Roper Gulf region having upgraded and massively improved the energy efficiency of Roper Gulf Regional Council business offices that serve the nine towns of the region.
- Climate smarts and water wisdom
Perth’s changing climate was the hot topic at a community waterwise forum organised by the Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC), with the support of Beyond Gardens, the Department of Water and the Water Corporation on Saturday May 9.
- An innovative reuse of water
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall MP recently acknowledged Moree Plains Shire Council in State Parliament for its innovative reuse of spent artesian spa water in the construction of the Moree Water Ski Lakes.
- Small changes yield big results
Meander Valley Council has implemented simple energy saving measures at three of its highest energy consuming facilities.
- Drainage basin upgrade
As part of the City of South Perth’s Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects, the drainage basin in local park Doneraile Reserve, Waterford will be upgraded to better treat stormwater runoff and groundwater.
- Regional power savings
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has developed and is managing a regional LED streetlight and solar PV project for the Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils (GVROC).
- Whitsunday weed partnership
Weed management in the Whitsunday ‘peri-urban environment’ is becoming an ever-increasing problem.
- High quality environmental courses*
Flinders University’s School of the Environment is a multidisciplinary school with high quality teaching and research, focused on effective solutions to environmental issues.
- Three-bin success story By Michelle Newton
Reduce, reuse, recycle – the three Rs of waste management – are at the heart of the City of Nedlands waste management plan.
- Energy management framework benefits
Albury City Council, like many other regional Councils across Australia, has taken steps to manage the impost of increasing energy costs on its bottom line.
- Key users inform redevelopment
Central Reserve key users will be invited to be part of a project reference group to advise Colac Otway Shire Council on the redevelopment of Colac’s premier recreation reserve.
- A modern approach
The City of Busselton has awarded a half-million dollar contract to commence earthworks at its Vidler Road Waste Facility in Dunsborough.
- Councils recover their roads with cutting-edge solution*
Whilst the Roads to Recovery (R2R) programme is an essential element in maintaining local government road networks, for many councils the latest instalment falls short of addressing a critical backlog of road maintenance.
- Better BBQs made in Australia*
BBQs-R-US is a family owned business that has been manufacturing their range of commercial Parkland BBQs for 35 years.