Third waste bin finally makes the footpath in Moama, Mathoura
MOAMA and Mathoura will get a third bin.
The former Murray Shire Council decided to introduce another bin to cater for green and organic waste.
Funding was received through the waste less, recycle more grant program to offset $252,196 of the cost ($887,681).
But the process was postponed when Wakool and Murray shires amalgamated and because of rating implications.
A motion went to council recently, requesting council withdraw from the current grant and return the existing funding.
‘‘The introduction of a third bin in Moama and Mathoura only would be in an ad hoc manner for the new council as a whole,’’ the report presented to council said.
‘‘The preferred option would be to undertake and complete a waste management strategy for the new LGA as a whole to ensure that any change be implemented in a planned manner.’’
Council decided to go against the motion and continue with the program instead, as well as rescope waste management strategy for the region.
Councillor Alan Mathers said it was time to push on with the program.
‘‘I would move our proposed original plan and push on as soon as possible,’’ he said at the council meeting in Moulamein. Deputy mayor Gen Campbell agreed. ‘‘Let’s do it,’’ she said. Murray Shire developed its waste strategy in 2014 which focused on meeting the NSW Government’s targets for waste diversion.
The target included domestic putrescible waste and introducing a third bin to cater for both green and organic waste.