Our Vision – We support a community of shared responsibility

What this means

    • Our communities/stakeholders are at the core of our existence.
    • Our communities possess the right level of knowledge and education so that change happens in the household, at the grassroots of our society.
    • Education and environmental stewardship play a fundamental supporting role in all areas of the waste hierarchy. These are paramount in the reduction of waste to landfill, and play a significant role in supporting many of our operational elements.

Outcomes

    • We will be leading a regional and metropolitan approach to education.
    • Our brand is positively recognised by our communities.
    • We have a positive and ongoing relationship with our communities and stakeholders.
    • We are the leaders in achieving the Waste Authority’s targets on diversion from landfill and resource recovery.
    • Our member councils and others look to us for guidance and advice in waste education and minimisation practices.

Key Challenges Affecting this Activity

    • Changes in legislation.
    • Changing Federal and State Government policy.
    • Availability of our financial, physical and human resources to deliver meaningful education and behaviour change programs.
OUR OBJECTIVES

Our governance model supports an effective and efficient business model
We will improve the environment through behavioural change
We will reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions from waste
We operate as a relevant and innovative organisation that is responsive to the community
Our brand is positively recognised by the community

What we will do

Objective 3.1

We will reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions from waste through behavioural change
We will do this by:
a. Developing and implementing a successful community education program
b. Partnering with complementary organisations to facilitate behavioural changes towards waste management and resource recovery
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • Community awareness of the benefits of recycling increases
    • There is reduced contamination in all waste streams
    • There is increased diversion from landfill
    • Our community understands the link between recycling, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • The community, member councils, public and private sector

Objective 3.2

We operate as a relevant and innovative organisation that is responsive to the community
We will do this by:
a. Engaging with the community
b. Influencing Federal, Local and State Governments in the development of regional and metropolitan waste management policies and legislation
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • We have effective community engagement processes and initiatives that provide purposeful and timely information exchange between the Council and the community.
    • Our objectives are reflected in State Policy
    • We are financially supported by State Government
    • We are recognised as leaders in waste management and resource recovery
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • The Community, Local, State and Federal Government and industry groups

Objective 3.3

Our brand is positively recognised by the community
We will do this by:
a. Building a brand identity that focuses on sustainable waste solutions
b. Clearly articulating the environmental benefits we deliver to the broader community
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • Our brand is positively recognised by our communities
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • Member councils, community organisations, schools