TARGETING LITTER HOTSPOTS

Member for Lismore Thomas George is encouraging councils to help stamp out litter in the community by applying for grant funding as part of the NSW Government’s third round of Council Litter Prevention Grants.

Mr George said a pool of $1.5 million in grant funding was available.

In rounds one and two, $2.7 million in funding was made available to support 45 litter projects to target litter hotspots across the state, including in Lismore and Kyogle.

Mr George this third round of grant funding had been made available on the back of the program’s success in reducing litter at known hotspots.

“Councils can apply for funding to curb litter at targeted hotspots, install new bins and equipment and create innovative education campaigns to target litter hotspots and help deter littering,” Mr George said.

“The NSW government is committed to reducing the volume of litter in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020. Funding council litter prevention projects will contribute to achieving this ambitious target.”

The Council Litter Prevention grants program is part of the NSW government’s $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

For more information about the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative and the Council Litter Prevention grants program visit: epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/council-litter.htm.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577