Is the City introducing a “green” bin for organics?

    The City will be introducing a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bin by no later than 2025 as part of the State Government Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030. Further advice will be provided in the coming months as part of the community education process.

    Does the City have a plan to prevent loss of trees/ increase tree canopy?

    In 2019 the City completed the drafting of its Canopy Plan 2019-2024. The Canopy Plan outlines the City’s path forward on its urban forestry journey across the next five years. It also includes opportunities for the City’s residents, businesses and other key stakeholders in the community to participate in the delivery of the Canopy Plan Actions.  For more information on this and the City’s Urban Forest Policy visit our website here.

    Are grants/ incentives available for sustainable products?

    The City is a participant in the Switch Your Thinking program. As part of this program, local residents and businesses are eligible for the Rewards for Residents and Business Programs. Discounts are provided on a range of products to help you cut waste and reduce energy and water use. For more information visit the Switch Your Thinking residents rewards page here and the business rewards page here.