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Draft Fraser Coast Waste Strategy 2019-2029

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Fraser Coast Regional Council recently developed the Draft Fraser Coast Waste Strategy 2019-2029. The new Strategy has a focus on resource leadership that delivers the greatest benefits to our local community in terms of resource recovery, reducing landfill, environmental amenity and economic development. 

The Draft Strategy is currently in the public exhibition phase, and the Council is seeking community feedback on the document. In particular, the Council is interested in the community’s views on the six outcome areas (themes) in the document and the key actions identified. 

Aiming to achieve zero avoidable waste to landfill on K’gari by 2029

There are six key Outcome Areas for the Strategy, which include: 

  1. Planning future waste infrastructure 
  2. Maximising resource recovery from kerbside bins 
  3. Improving waste diversion from landfill 
  4. Operational efficiency 
  5. K’gari (Fraser Island) Waste Management (see the following page)
  6. Waste education 

Each of these outcome areas has targets, actions and timeframes for delivery.  For K’gari (Fraser Island), these are as follows:

By 2024, Fraser Coast Regional Council will have:

  • Developed a shared vision for the management of resources and waste, in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Completed a trial at Eurong transfer station and identified infrastructure and work practices that apply to Happy Valley and Orchid Beach.
  • Upgraded transfer stations at Eurong, Happy Valley and Orchid Beach.
  • Introduced a recycling service for residents and businesses living and working on K’gari.
  • Consulted with QNP to implement improved recycling practices for campers

By 2029, Fraser Coast Regional Council will have:

  • Achieved a target of zero avoidable waste to landfill from Fraser Island.

For more information, please check out the website.

Information contributed by Fraser Coast Regional Council


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