What does the future hold for QPRC’s waste?

Published on 12 October 2018

Queanbeyan CRC

No matter which part of the local government area you live, there is one thing all residents can relate to – waste.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is developing a Waste Strategy for the local government area which will guide how we manage our waste now and over the next 30 years.

“The focus on waste management has increased substantially over the past few years and Council needs to ensure that it moves with the times and has in place a range of services and initiatives to meet the needs of the community, environment and regulators,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

“The community has shown that it is heavily invested in the treatment of waste and I look forward to seeing the input of our residents over the coming months as we develop this strategy.”

Council is planning two stages of engagement for the QPRC Waste Strategy. Stage 1 runs from 12 October-9 November and includes:

  • A briefing paper which outlines the current status of waste management in Queanbeyan-Palerang
  • Surveys for residents and businesses to get an understanding of current waste practices and ideas for the future. A separate survey will be sent to Nerriga residents regarding waste management options for their community.
  • Community drop-in sessions at Bungendore, Queanbeyan and Braidwood
  • A focus group session with invited stakeholders
  • Information stalls at community events and other events

Stage 2 of the engagement approach will see the draft Strategy presented to the community.

“The intent of the first stage of the engagement is to get an understanding from the community and other stakeholders about what currently works well and not so well regarding waste and some ideas for the future,” Cr Overall said.

Community information pop-up stalls will be held on the following dates:

  • Queanbeyan – Thursday 25 October, 2-6pm, Riverside Plaza
  • Bungendore – 2-6pm, 26 October, location TBA
  • Braidwood – Saturday 27 October, from 8.30am at Braidwood Markets

Copies of the briefing paper and the resident and business surveys are available at all Council offices and libraries as well as Council’s online engagement hub at yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au. Comments for this stage of engagement close on Friday 9 November.