Councillor Col Chapman and Environmental Health director Charlie Sotiris.
Councillor Col Chapman and Environmental Health director Charlie Sotiris.

Change in wind for waste

WASTE management reform is one of the key focuses for Gladstone Regional Council in it’s Environment and Regulation Budget 2010/11.

Portfolio spokesman Councillor Col Chapman said consolidating waste management and recycling services at a regional level would be a strong focus in the next year, including commissioning of a new materials recycling facility in Rockhampton.

He said council’s main objective was the implementation of an Integrated Environment Management System (IMES).

“Areas of focus will include erosion and sediment control, oil spill response and working in marine plant environments,” he said.

Cr Chapman said sustainability would remain the highest priority for council with measures such as a review of energy efficiency of council’s street lighting and council buildings.

Highlights

$250,000 Benaraby landfill expansion

$51,000 Port Curtis Integrated Management Program

More than $1 million control of declared pest plants, noxious weeds and animal pests.

Call for tenders for a new domestic waste and recycling collection services contract, to take effect on October 1, 2011.



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