LOCAL GRANTS TO TACKLE ILLEGAL DUMPING
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed over $75,000 in Clean Up Prevention grants to help local councils tackle littering and dumping across the electorate.
Mr Anderson said the funding forms part of the NSW Government’s $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
“These grants mean our local councils will be better equipped to tackle littering and illegal dumping in our region,” Mr Anderson said.
“A range of measures will be implemented including installation of prevention equipment in identified hot-spots, identifying new hotspots, increased surveillance, investigation and enforcement action, as well as educational campaigns to deter dumping.
“Tamworth Regional Council was awarded $20,000 and Gunnedah Shire Council was awarded $55,500 in funding.
“I congratulate these councils on applying for grants to help keep their communities clean, and encourage local councils and other community groups to continue to apply for these grants in the future,” Mr Anderson concluded.
For more information about the Waste Less Recycle More initiative and the Clean Up and Prevention grants visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/WasteLess.htm
The government’s Illegal Dumping Strategy outlines the government’s initiatives to curb illegal dumping in NSW. Details: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/illegaldumping/NSW-strategy.htm