Waste to Opportunity – Community Forum.
One of the key strategy actions contained in Council’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy is to investigate the development of social enterprises at transfer stations to enhance the recovery of unwanted items. Funding has been allocated in the 2014/15 Council budget for this purpose.
Social Enterprises deliver a broad range of social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits to individuals and communities through the trading of goods and services. Adopting a Social Enterprise model in Hepburn Shire will promote turning waste into opportunity and provide the following potential benefits:
- Create local jobs
- Promote reuse of disposed materials
- Reduce waste to landfill and the associated environmental impacts
- Improve Transfer Stations operation
- Promote best practices
- Reduce waste management costs
- Promote the creative use of waste in the artistic community.
Council will be conducting community forums in the major towns to seek community input into the Social Enterprise proposal.
Council will be running “Waste to Opportunity” Community forums across the Shire next week. The Daylesford forum will be held at 7.00 PM on Wednesday 24th September at the Daylesford Town Hall.
Council is seeking Community input into proposals to establish Social Enterprises at Council transfer stations, which may have real environmental, social and economic benefits.
To participate in the forum, please register your interest by contacting Tamara Patterson on 5321 6111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The link to the Council website is http://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/page/page.asp?page_Id=1478