Kyogle Council wins EPA grant to combat illegal dumping

KYOGLE Council is among 18 State bodies earmarked to share in more than $1.3 million to combat illegal dumping in their areas thanks to new grants from the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
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Lismore MP Janelle Saffin said the grants were timely as local residents and communities were increasingly sick of putting up with the irresponsible actions of a few, especially given the increasing range of options for recycling, reuse and disposal.

“Kyogle Council worked hard on developing its ‘Parks are for People’ project and the $72,100 grant they have now received to implement it is very welcome,” Ms Saffin said.

“Up here in Northern NSW we are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of Australia, and to see discarded goods and often hazardous waste scattered in our streets, parks, bushland and waterways is beyond annoying.

“There is simply no excuse for this type of behaviour.”

The EPA’s Illegal Dumping Prevention Grants will help councils and National Parks establish illegal dumping prevention projects to stop bulky or hazardous waste from being discarded in their areas.

The grants will support a range of strategies to deter illegal dumping including infrastructure such as fencing and gates, surveillance, education and clean-ups.

More broadly, the grants form part of the NSW EPA’s Illegal Dumping Prevention Strategy 2022-2027 which aims to support a circular economy and ensure natural environments and streetscapes in NSW are free of dumped waste.

Wednesday 26 July 2023