Featured News



Disney & Musicals dazzle at Theatre & Musicals dazzle at Theatre2019-02-11T13:00:00Z
Wander about Waterworth Park about Waterworth Park2019-02-11T13:00:00Z
Toxic Blue-Green Algae outbreak Blue-Green Algae outbreak2019-02-06T13:00:00Z
Give unwanted items a new home unwanted items a new home2019-02-04T13:00:00Z
Take a walk on new Lambeth Reserve boardwalk a walk on new Lambeth Reserve boardwalk2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Save Our Recycling Our Recycling2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Dress to impress at Lunar New Year to impress at Lunar New Year2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
National first supports asylum seeker families first supports asylum seeker families2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Twilight Australia Day event a hit Australia Day event a hit2019-01-27T13:00:00Z
Simple motto for Young Citizen motto for Young Citizen2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
Volunteering brings joy to community brings joy to community2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
It's all about community's all about community2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
Shake your pom poms on Australia Day your pom poms on Australia Day2019-01-22T13:00:00Z
All eyes on illegal dumping eyes on illegal dumping2019-01-21T13:00:00Z
First twilight Australia Day event twilight Australia Day event2019-01-14T13:00:00Z
No plan for summer? CBCity has you covered plan for summer? CBCity has you covered2019-01-14T13:00:00Z
Correctly fitted child seats save lives fitted child seats save lives2019-01-07T13:00:00Z
Free Bus to Beach and barbecue Bus to Beach and barbecue2019-01-07T13:00:00Z
Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown2018-10-16T13:00:00Z
Making play fairer play fairer2018-09-25T14:00:00Z
Talented youth recognised in awards youth recognised in awards2018-08-20T14:00:00Z
Jobs and Skills Expo and Skills Expo2018-08-14T14:00:00Z
Dunbar gives back after success gives back after success2018-08-14T14:00:00Z
Councillor joins sleep-out joins sleep-out2018-08-05T14:00:00Z
Win a car at charity dinner a car at charity dinner2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
CBCity reduces plastics reduces plastics2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
School zone safety zone safety2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
Next step in development of LEP step in development of LEP2018-07-24T14:00:00Z
CBCity supports little girl with big heart supports little girl with big heart2018-07-24T14:00:00Z
New community events program unveiled community events program unveiled2018-07-24T14:00:00Z

State-first initiative claims victory

State-first initiative claims victory The City of Canterbury Bankstown has won first place in two categories at the NSW 2016-17 Local Government Excellence in Environment Awards. No  

The City of Canterbury Bankstown has won first place in two categories at the NSW 2016-17 Local Government Excellence in Environment Awards.

In July 2015, Council implemented its Resource Recovery of Problem Waste at Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs) project, which took out top spot in the Community Waste Services category.

Mayor, Khal Asfour, said the aim was to educate residents on recycling correctly, as well as reducing the amount of incorrect rubbish going to landfill.

“Items that often end up in landfill, and shouldn’t, include polystyrene, soft plastics, cardboard, clothing and e-waste,” Mayor Asfour said.

“The project saw Council’s Resource Recovery team design and provide extra bins with clear signage to collect these items at 16 unit blocks in Canterbury-Bankstown, to help combat the issue.

“The team is always working on ways to deliver the best outcomes for our City, and I am proud we could deliver a project of this calibre – and be the first in NSW to do so.”

Resource Recovery Officer, Anil Gupta, who led the project, said an audit in 2015 identified the recycling problem.

“Residents in the unit blocks collectively recycled more than 25,000 kilograms of waste that previously would have been disposed of in landfill,” Mr Gupta said.

Council also claimed victory in the Excellence in Water Management category, for its Kingsgrove Rain Gardens project, which acts as a stormwater filter.

Council’s Environmental Strategy Team Leader, Nell Graham, said the project had improved the water quality entering Wolli Creek.

“The rain gardens direct stormwater through a bio-retention system, made up of specialised plant roots and soil, that removes pollutants,” she said.

Council was also highly commended for its:

• Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Education program, in the Behaviour Change in Waste category, which educated the community on food waste management and recycling and reusing; and

• The Get the Site Right blitz, in the Natural Environment Protections and Enhancement category, which focused on soil and erosion control at construction sites.

 25/10/2017 4:07 PM