More than $50,000 for WA councils and community to reduce waste

Western Australian councils and community groups will share in more than $50,000 as part of Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s (KABC) Community Litter Grant scheme.

Successful grant applicants will share $54,000 for a range of anti-littering projects.

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Local government authorities, community groups and small to medium sized enterprises and schools are eligible to apply for KABC’s community litter grants

A regional forum in the Western Metropolitan Regional Council will use the grant for a forum that aims to reduce single-use plastic by showcasing food vendors and councils who have addressed single-use disposable items.

The City of Busselton were successful in their application for the grant and will install permanent interpretive litter signage at four costal locations in the South-West and run an anti-litter campaign across social media and through signs and banners.

A school-based community education campaign will be rolled out across the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to tackle the issue of litter and dumping.

The Shire of Dalwallinu’s Recreation Precinct Litter Reduction Project will use the funds to address the impacts of the $5.5 million revitalisation of the recreation precinct and community hub and include a water station for reusable water bottles.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has congratulated the 12 organisations which received the grants.

“This year’s successful projects have a strong focus on litter education and waste minimisation,” Mr Dawson said.

“The grants provide a great incentive for community groups and individuals to develop effective strategies addressing littering – which unfortunately remains an issue in Western Australia.

“This funding supports new initiatives and promotes a cleaner, safer environment,” he said.