Councillor’s Column – Sophie Dwyer
Established in 1961, the fund provides assistance to people suffering personal hardship and distress arising from natural disasters occurring within Western Australia. The City and its residents have a long-standing history of contributing to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund in the wake of significant disasters and contributed a similar amount to the Esperance Fires Appeal in December 2015.
City Adopts New Waste Management Plan
The City’s recently adopted
will guide the City’s waste management practices over the next five years to ensure increased diversion from landfill and to inform long term planning for waste management. The plan provides for consistent monitoring and reporting on waste management practices through the inclusion of key performance indicators. The City spends approximately $ 20million per annum on waste services and last financial year collected more than 90,000 tonnes of waste.
Charity Collection Success
Generous members of the local community dropped off 10 tonnes of clothing and textiles at the City’s Charity Clothing Collection Day on Saturday 13 February. All donated goods were distributed to Anglicare, St Vincent de Paul Society and Salvos Stores (Salvation Army). Since the decision to remove charity bins from public land due to significant issues caused by illegal dumping, the City has been working with local charities to find more contemporary and efficient collection methods. Further collection events will be staged later in the year.