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Draft Fraser Coast Waste Strategy 2019-2029

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. 

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Reducing your waste footprint

As part of the ‘Future Waste’ team for Fraser Coast Regional Council, Jeanette Harrold, Environmental Services Manager said that the process of consulting with the Fraser Island (K’gari) community had left her questioning her personal waste management decisions. 

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Now it’s a Lantana Attack!

Following a very successful Easter Cassia Blitz at Happy Valley at the end of April where a very significant amount of Lantana was also removed, FIDO volunteers at Eurong in July turned their attention to attacking Lantana.  (more…)

The future of waste on K’gari

Since the last FINIA meeting, the Fraser Coast Regional Council has been dealing with submissions on the Future of Fraser Island Waste.  FINIA and FIDO both made submissions with long-term resident, David Anderson representing FINIA at the Council’s Fraser Coast Future Waste Forums held on K’gari.  (more…)

Have your say on Fraser Island’s Waste Plan

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A Whole Lot of Rubbish

The Queensland Government is currently considering the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017.  While strongly supporting the Bill for what it may do for waste reduction generally, its implications for Fraser Island were not immediately apparent until I began working on a submission to the Parliamentary Committee reviewing it. Two key features of the proposed legislation are a ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags and the introduction of a container refund scheme for Queensland. (more…)

Council Seeks Feedback on Fraser Island Waste Transfer Stations

Fraser Coast Regional Council is seeking community interest in how we can better manage the Council operated transfer stations on Fraser Island.  As part of their community engagement, they recently conducted a mail out to local residents, ratepayers, and businesses. (more…)