Council strives to build solid relationships with neighbouring regions, because through these relationships, knowledge is gathered, experiences are shared and at times Council can advocate collaboratively with other Councils.
Recently, the NBRC’s Waste Management staff travelled to the Fraser Coast Waste Management Facility in Maryborough and met with their waste team. Through this trip, our staff learnt about the operation of the Maryborough recycling facilities and landfill. Those who attended brought back ideas and information on how we could improve the management of our region’s environmental conditions, whilst making connections and building our relationship with Fraser Coast Regional Council.
Recently, Fraser Coast Regional Council have implemented a service to recycle mattresses. The North Burnett struggles with implementing options like this due to our small population and the distances required to transport materials, however Council is always working towards sustainable options for the region.