Flagship storm waste facility nominated for another award

Last updated on 04 August 2023

Tidy Towns and Cities Shortlisted 2023

Council's flagship storm waste facility has been shortlisted in the EPA Waste Prevention & Reduction category at the 2023 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns & Cities Sustainability Awards.

On the award nomination, Council's CEO Bernie O’Sullivan said: "Council is thrilled to have the Romsey storm waste facility named as a finalist for another award, and we would again like to thank Emergency Recovery Victoria for the support in its implementation.

"This project was born out of the need to respond quickly to the wide-spread destruction caused by the June 2021 storms. Council recognises that the Macedon Ranges community strongly values environmental stewardship, recycling and ‘green’ solutions, so these were the principles we kept in mind when looking at solutions for the clean-up operation.

"Our focus was to reduce green waste to zero by creating repurposed products for impacted Councils and communities.

"This flagship facility has created a new standard for operational recovery, and is a model that can be applied by Councils across Victoria for any future disasters."

Winners are set to be announced at an awards night in October.


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