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Locals asked to have their say on long-term waste strategy for Bega

August 9, 2023 9:23 am in by

The local council is looking to modernise our Waste Services Strategy, calling on members of the public to offer their input.

Bega Valley Shire Council plans to adopt an inclusive, community-centred approach that fosters long-term waste management in the shire.

Strategy development will bring a wide range of residents to the table, including young people, as it develops a major waste management strategy for the next 10 years.

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Council’s Waste Strategy Coordinator, Tim Cook says they’re looking to create a working group made up of community members.

“Our first step is to call on local people to nominate for a place on a Community Working Group.

“We each have a responsibility when it comes to waste management, including the younger generation, which is why we are opening working group nominations to shire residents aged 15 and above.

“Through many years of running waste education programs in local schools, we have come to realise just how switched-on young people are when it comes to waste management,” Mr Cook says.

“The decisions we make now will directly influence the well-being of future generations, and we are proud to involve young people in helping us to draft a new strategy,” he says.

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To learn more about the project, including information on the projected timeline and budget, visit the project webpage.

To learn more about the Community Working Group and nominate for a position, visit the project Have Your Say page.

Nominations are being accepted until 11.59pm this Sunday (August 27).

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