Welcome to Welcome to Your Say on Waste hosted by Whitehorse City Council


Update: consultation is now closed

Thanks for all of your feedback to help develop the Whitehorse Waste Management Strategy. Your recent feedback on the draft was considered and we made a number of changes to the final document in response. This was endorsed by Council on 10 December 2018.

Rubbish to Resource! Waste Management Strategy 2018 – 2028

Throughout 2018 we declared a war on waste and invited you along the journey as we worked together to identify what is important to you in the way that waste in managed in the City of Whitehorse.

Between March and May 2018, we undertook a comprehensive community engagement process to help inform development of the strategy. We then asked for community comment on the draft over a 4 week period from September to October 2018. We had hundreds of face to face conversations at drop-in events and listening posts, held a community workshop, ran online forums and had hundreds of responses to the online survey. Your contributions helped to paint a clear picture of where we need to focus our efforts and make improvements to the draft.



About the project

The previous  Whitehorse Waste Management Plan 2011  expires at the end of the 2018.  Rubbish to Resource! Whitehorse Waste Management Strategy 2018-2028  replaces and expand on the seven-year Waste Management Plan 2011. It sets a longer term vision around waste in Whitehorse and is guided by Council’s Vision and Plan and the Whitehorse City Council Sustainability Strategy 2016 -2022.

The strategy identifies issues and challenges around waste and outlines a number of actions over the next five years which fall under the banner of five priority outcomes:

•Minimising our waste to landfill

•Getting the maximum from our waste

•Leading our community in supporting best waste management

•Using new technology and innovation to improve our waste

•Responding promptly to modern waste challenges

Rubbish to Resource! Whitehorse Waste Management Strategy 2018-2028 will be reviewed at the mid-point after five years.


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