Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging Hunter Waste Group to apply for a share of $1.25 million to help fund litter prevention projects on behalf of their member councils.
Central Coast Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, Newcastle City Council, Port Stephens Council, Maitland City Council and Cessnock City Council are all members of the Hunter Waste Group, a division of the Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils.
The NSW Government’s Litter Regional Implementation Program offers funding to the state’s 14 waste groups to support their member councils to work regionally to tackle litter problems unique to their communities.
The waste groups are eligible to apply for the funding to implement the anti-littering projects on behalf of their member councils.
Mr MacDonald said the program would help the NSW Government achieve the Premier’s Priority of reducing litter volume by 40 per cent by 2020.
“These grants are designed so councils can work together through their waste groups to reduce litter across their respective regions,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The waste groups are expected to design projects that target local litter hotspots such as roadside litter and takeaway containers on major arterial roads and recreational spots.”
The state’s 14 waste groups’ membership covers almost all NSW local councils except three. More information about the Litter Regional Implementation Program grants is available at http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/council-litter.htm.
Applications are open until 28 August 2017.
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