Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – Sophie Dwyer

Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion -

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.

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