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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Excellence in the Environment Awards

Recognising outstanding achievements by local government in managing and protecting the environment, Hunter’s Hill Council was part of two nominated projects which both received high commendation awards. Working together across council groups is a rewarding accomplishment as it allows for networking and expansion of projects that would otherwise be limited in scope.

Five councils in northern Sydney have partnered to establish a Community Recycling Centre on commercial premises. No council had available operational land suitable to establish a facility, so the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) arranged a lease of a suitable commercial premises. Working together has allowed resource sharing between councils, increased the efficiency of problem waste collection and helps to reduce the illegal dumping of problem wastes. This project received a Highly Commended Division C for Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement.

Hunter’s Hill Council together with the NSW Environment Protection Authority, the Department of Planning and Environment and 11 councils, joined forces for a soil and erosion control blitz at construction sites around the Parramatta River. More than 500 inspections were conducted across two targeted campaigns on developments of all sizes. 'Get the Site Right' initiative, is part of the Parramatta River Catchment Group's mission to make the Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025 and highlights the role that developers and builders play in cleaning up the river.

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