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February 24, 2020

Media release: February 24, 2020

Materials once destined for landfill are set to be recycled and turned in to décor for a new pop-up library in Hunters Hill.

Hunter’s Hill Council at its meeting tonight (February 24) endorsed pilot projects aimed at promoting the organisation as an incubator for innovation.

As part of NSW Circular, a State Government innovation network, Council has partnered with the University of NSW’s (UNSW) Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre.

Council representatives and community stakeholders visited the centre on February 14, where researchers demonstrated how waste materials can be given a new life, transformed into high quality products suitable for urban buildings.

The new pop-up library space on Gladesville Road, which is scheduled to open in mid-2020, is expected to feature a range of furniture, building materials and decorations made from waste plastic, glass, corflute and textiles sourced from local supply chains.

These products and materials would be showcased to demonstrate to visitors how waste materials can be reformed and repurposed into useful and valuable materials and products.

The space would also act as an education and community precinct which could feature initiatives such as a tool library, an e-waste filaments line (where waste plastic is made into filament for 3D printing), and a demonstration area.

Other highlights from tonight’s meeting included:

  • Council expressed its opposition to changes, proposed by Transport for NSW and Sydney Ferries operator Transdev, to the frequency and routes of F3 and F8 ferry services from Woolwich and Huntleys Point.
  • Council will advise the City of Canada Bay Council that Hunter’s Hill Council opposes a development application for alterations and additions to Gladesville Bridge Marina.
  • Council adopted a Local Strategic Planning Statement to inform land use planning in the Hunters Hill local government area for the next 20 years.
  • Notices of motion regarding environmental management and traffic management were also adopted.

 

Pictured: Hunter’s Hill Council representatives and community stakeholders visiting the UNSW SMaRT Centre.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400 or 0408 027 518. Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
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