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Expressions of Interest for this household trial are now closed. If you have registered for the trial and are have been selected to participate, we will notify you on the contact details you provided. Thankyou.
There are many benefits to keeping household chickens. They can reduce the amount of food waste you send to landfill, offer chemical-free pest control in your garden and provide fresh eggs for your family to enjoy. If you would like more information on keeping household chickens, please visit:
• Canterbury Bankstown Council Local Orders Policy, Order 18 (13) The Keeping of Poultry• State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008• City Chicks Sydney
Food waste makes up half of the average red bin which goes to landfill. It is both a waste of resources and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
Council has partnered with City Chicks Sydney to roll out a trial program to assess the effectiveness of keeping chickens as a way to reduce food waste put in the red bin and sent to landfill.
We are seeking expressions of interest from a selected number of local residents to participate in the trial.
To be eligible to participate, your home must be in the Council area, have an enclosed yard, be owned by you or have the owner's approval to keep pets and not have any dogs.
Additionally, participants must agree to attend training, care for the chickens, weigh and record food waste, and share information, experiences and learnings with Council.
Please note, only a limited number of households will be selected for the trial. Registering your interest does not guarantee selection for the trial.
Households will be assessed on the stated criteria, as well as overall levels of interest, and the number and variation of interested households.
If you are selected, you will receive the following items to use for a maximum period of three months:
At the end of the three month trial, you can choose to: