Bass Coast,

Waste Strategy adopted

Bass Coast Shire Council can now commence priority waste projects after the Waste Management Strategy 2015-25 was adopted at this week’s meeting.

Adoption of the Strategy has provided Council with the framework to start projects such as feasibility studies for three bin kerbside collection, including greenwaste, and for the provision of waste infrastructure and services for residents across the Shire, as well as the review and tendering of Council’s waste services contracts.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the Strategy provides strong, clear direction and guidance for Council’s approach to waste management and would deliver the community and Council’s vision and objectives for waste management over the next decade.

“A 10-year strategy will provide the opportunity for Council to demonstrate leadership for the community, a clear strategic approach, continuity of service delivery against objectives, and long term financial planning and investment of resources,” Cr Brown said.

“The Strategy has been developed with input from the community and identified stakeholder organisations, which allowed the early identification of issues, opportunities and successes to include in the final document.”

Cr Brown said action plans will now be developed and implemented, subject to resources available, and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Councils current waste services contracts will continue under the current arrangements and be retendered in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 at the end of their contractual term.