Residents living within a 5km radius of Council’s Central Waste Facility can apply to join a consultative committee that helps to plan the site’s future.
Construction of the fourth and current landfill cell that opened in 2020
20 January 2023
Residents living within a 5km radius of Bega Valley Shire Council’s Central Waste Facility (CWF) can apply to join a consultative committee that helps to plan the site’s future.
“The CWF Consultative Committee provides an important communication and awareness pathway between Council and local residents,” Waste Services Manager, Alan Gundrill said.
“Three vacancies exist for community members who live in the vicinity of the CWF.
“The CWF is a key asset that requires a strategic approach and careful consideration of how its operation impacts local residents.
“Community members of the CWF Consultative Committee will be joined by one of our Councillors and myself as Committee Chair.
“Together, we will meet formally four times over a two-year period to discuss current and future operations of the site.
“While operational decisions will rest with Councillors and executive management, the committee will play a vital role in providing input and suggestions to feed future planning of the CWF.
“This comes at a critical time as we work toward an application to expand our landfill capacity and to develop a purpose-built organics processing facility at the site.
“With these future developments in mind we are keen to continue working with our neighbours to ensure the impact of site operations and expansions are understood and kept to a bare minimum.
“We welcome expressions of interest from residents who live within the allotted radius. To give everyone an equal opportunity, previous members will only be considered if there are not enough applicants to fill the three vacancies.”
Meetings will be held at the CWF at 4.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of April and October over two calendar years.
CWF Consultative Committee members will be appointed by Council resolution.
To learn more and submit an expression of interest, visit Council’s Have Your Say webpage. Submissions must be received before Sunday 5 February.
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