WHAT IS RECYCLING
Shire staff are often asked what should be placed in recycling bins and also what happens to the material in the bins when they are emptied.
Warren Blackwood Waste was the successful tenderer when the waste collection contract recently came up for renewal. Mat Webb from WBW has this to say about recycling:
“We have had a lot of enquiries recently from most of the shires we service, in regards to recycling material and where it ends up.
Aluminium and steel cans as well as paper and cardboard are easily processed and we are able to get those processed quite easily, through Remondis in Perth.
Glass has been an issue for a long time and there hasn't been a receiver for a number of years now. WBW uses it as cleanfill at our Kojonup landfill site so we encourage everyone to put it in the recycling bin.
In general, we encourage people to put the following items in the recycling bin:
- paper/cardboard/magazines, etc
- all plastics
- aluminium (alfoil wrapping)
- steel cans
The cleaner the material the better, but as long as there isn’t still food or anything in the containers, it isn’t a problem.
Grease, oil, etc on paper or cardboard is fine.
We sort all materials by hand at our facility in Kojonup, and encourage any Shire or interested residents to come for a look at any stage. The reason we accept materials other companies will not is because we have the ability to stockpile and are optimistic about recycling into the future.
If you have any questions or would like to organise a tour of our facility, please get in touch with us”
Warren Blackwood waste
0429 792 373
Shire of Gnowangerup is working towards becoming an ESmart Library.
To find out more about ESmart Libraries and how they can assist you, please visit https://www.esmart.org.au/esmart-libraries/what-is-esmart-libraries/
Watch this space!
REGIONAL NEW INDUSTRIES FUND (RNIF)
REGIONAL NEW INDUSTRIES FUND (RNIF)
The RNIF is a new source of funding for regional innovation through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
The RNIF objectives are to:
- support business venture creation and SMEs to grow;
- support transformation of mature industries and economic diversification;
- develop business venture opportunities in international markets;
- support Aboriginal business development; and
- promote co-investment opportunities between business, government and other organisations.
The intended RNIF outcomes are:
- Increased skilled job growth;
- Increased venture creation and SME growth;
- Increased R&D spending and commercialisation rates;
- Increased gross regional product;
- Increased per capita income; and
- Increase private investment.
If you have an innovative project idea, please contact Angela Simpson at the Great Southern Development Commission at any time to discuss how they can assist you in progressing the project.
Regional Manager, Employment and Innovation
Great Southern Development Commission
Pyrmont House | 110 Serpentine Road | Albany WA 6330
Post: PO Box 280 | Albany, WA 6331
Phone: (08) 9842 4888 | Fax: (08) 9842 4828 | Mob: 0427 424 811
For additional information regarding RNIF, please see the below links.
ONGERUP LIBRARY CLOSED 28TH MARCH 2018
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ongerup Library will be closed Wednesday 28th March 2018
Apologise for the inconvenience.
REGIONAL INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP
Regional Innovation Partnership - The State Government has just released a new fund to support innovation in the regions.
FAIR GAME BUSY BEE
Through the provision of recycled sporting equipment we hope new life is breathed into it and the equipment can be put to good use within your community.
Fair Game aims to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental well being. Through the use of this equipment and your help we believe this will be able to happen.
Our first busy bee of the year is on Sunday 8 April 2018, we invite you to send through any "wish lists" of sporting equipment which you may require. No list is too big or too small.
To submit a "wish list" to Fair Game, please complete a Wish List Form by 23 March 2018. Don't hesitate to complete multiple forms if you require greater than 5 different types of sporting equipment.
For more information visit the Fair Game website: www.fairgame.org.au
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE POSTPONED - SKILLED FOR LIFE COURSE
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONEDS TO APRIL 2018
Aboriginal Skilled for Life Course
Free course for Aboriginal residens of the Shire of Gnowangerup
8.45am to 3.30pm both days
Gnowangerup Community Resource Centre
The Shire will confirm at a later date the exact date the program will be run on,
AUSTRALIA DAY 2018 MEDIA RELEASE
The 2018 Australia Day celebrations took place at the Borden Pavilion and were attended by approximately 70 people.
GOVERNANCE FOUNDATIONS FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT DIRECTORS
The Shire of Katanning long with Regional Development Australia Great Southern and the Australian Institute of Company Directors are partnering to improve skills and
capacity amongst Not-for-Profit committee members in the regional areas of the Great Southern. Should you wish to attend please contact RDA Great Southern on 9842 5800
GNOWANGERUP LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
Starting Tuesday February 6th at 5pm. Meeting monthly with light refreshments.