Lit­ter and dump­ing sur­vey in­vi­ta­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - New -

Peo­ple across much of western Vic­to­ria in­clud­ing the Wim­mera can put for­ward their thoughts on lit­ter and il­le­gal dump­ing of rub­bish.

Grampians Cen­tral West Waste and Re­source Re­cov­ery Group is pre­par­ing a re­gional lit­ter plan for the ‘Grampians Cen­tral West’ re­gion and is invit­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in a sur­vey.

Ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer La Vergne Lehmann said the sur­vey would seek out peo­ple’s views, con­cerns and pri­or­i­ties sur­round­ing lit­ter. “We have done a lot of work to iden­tify a range of problemati­c ar­eas across the re­gion in­clud­ing the Western High­way, way­side stops, parks and re­cre­ation ar­eas and bush­land,” she said.

“But we also know the com­mu­nity and com­mu­nity groups need to have a say in how we look to tackle the prob­lem of lit­ter and il­le­gal dump­ing in the re­gion.”

Sur­vey re­sults will go to­wards the Re­gional Lit­ter and Il­le­gal Dump­ing Plan that will in­clude a range of ways to tackle the ‘top five iden­ti­fied pri­or­i­ties’ in the re­gion.

Peo­ple will have un­til mid­night Au­gust 5 to com­plete the on­line sur­vey.

Ms Lehmann said the sur­vey took about 15 min­utes to com­plete, was con­fi­den­tial and anony­mous and in­di­vid­ual re­sponses would be sub­ject to col­la­tion and anal­y­sis as group data.

She said as an in­cen­tive, par­tic­i­pants could pro­vide their email ad­dress, kept sep­a­rate from sur­vey re­sponses, to en­ter a draw to win one of four $50 gift cards.

The sur­vey can be found on­line at www.sur­vey­mon­key.com/r/re­gional lit­ter­plan.

The Grampians Cen­tral West re­gion cov­ers 12 coun­cil ar­eas in­clud­ing Moora­bool, Hep­burn, Bal­larat, Cen­tral Gold­fields, Pyre­nees, Ararat, Golden Plains, North­ern Grampians, Hor­sham, Hind­marsh, Yar­ri­ambi­ack and West Wim­mera.

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