Mildura Weekly : Friday May 1 2015 Vol 9 No 25
10 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 RepResentatives from Mildura, includ- ing Council CeO Gerard Jose, will attend the Regional victoria Living expo in Mel- bourne this weekend. the aim is to promote our city, and the sunraysia region, to potential new residents. Our stand at the showcase will be among 48 from regions across the state. the expo is being promoted as a ‘one- stop shop’ for potential new regional residents, with the promotional material claiming that those attending “can find ev- erything you need to know about regional jobs, housing, education, health and life- style options.” Mildura’s showcase stand at the expo, BeLOW, is being coordinated by tireless advocate for our region and Mildura Rural City Council’s Business event Facilitator Ju- lie Jewell. But she is not alone in her efforts, and she was keen this week to pay tribute to those who are assisting to promote our re- gion to an estimated 10,000 expo-goers. the list of people and businesses that have contributed is inspiring, Julie said, and she thanked them one and all. those con- tributors include: • Mansell Farms, Colignan (flowers) • Table Top Grapes • Olam Almonds • Seven Fields • Mildura Fruit Company • Stefano’s Brewery • Australian Premium Dried Fruit • Murray River Salt • Graham Robertson (pomegranates) • Mildura Living Magazine • Mildura Weekly • Sunraysia Daily • Mildura City Heart • Wakefield Transport • Lamattina’s (for carrots and OJ) • Phil Munday Julie is also being assisted by a number of volunteers who will (wo)man the stand over the weekend. they are veronica Bruin- hout, natalie Jewell and Kylie Rich. Juile also revealed a potential coup. “We are hoping to be able to add tania Zaetta to that list,” Julie said. “Fingers crossed. Being as well known as she is, tania would certainly be a great addi- tion to our team.” attending the expo has been a collabor- ative project, led by Council and involving the Mildura Development Corporation and Mildura tourism. Mildura rallies to showcase our region’s charms at expo Tyre dumping prompts major policy change • From Page 6 “When there is access at any time, anything can be left at these sites, so we’re not encouraging good practice,” Cr Harris, PICTURED, said. “the victorian epa have also been more active in this area over the last four or five years, and when you’re mix- ing all types of materials and it’s going into landfill, once that landfills closes there are rules in place where Coun- cils have to monitor closed sites. it’s an on-going and necessary job.” Cr Harris said Council also believed it needed to do more to encourage recycling in rural areas. “We need to keep recy- clable material out of land- fill – it’s our number one priority,” she said. “Recycling is going well at the Mildura Landfill because we charge people for their waste. “those going to the Mil- dura Landfill with a boot or trailer load of rubbish are actually putting minimal amounts into landfill, and already we have halved the amount of waste going to landfill in the last 10 years by taking out recyclables.” Cr Harris said Coun- cil staff had already begun meeting with residents in communities along the Mal- lee track and Millewa to dis- cuss proposed changes and the potential impact. “We need to ask the community what they want and talk about how it will work,” she said. “While we are trying to make it work for people, we also know there’s no easy fix to the problem. “We have already started community consultation, ex- plaining the purpose behind this proposal and our goals, and we have already received some good feedback. “We’re a Council that wants to provide people with the types of services they de- serve and expect. “i think by having these sites manned it will educate people, as someone would be there to help sort through items coming through.” While the gate fees pro- posed have not yet been set or approved by Council, customers at rural waste fa- cilities would only pay to dispose of rubbish and tyres. items such as green waste, timber, cardboard and other recyclables will remain free to dispose. “By separating and sort- ing their waste customers can significantly cut the amount they pay,” Cr Harris said. “Council believes that any charges based on waste will be accepted by residents because they will have the chance to recycle. “at the moment they just go to these open landfills and dump – there’s no in- centive to recycle. “i know plenty of people who hate the idea of hav- ing to leave their bottles and cans on the ground rather than recycle, and i think people would love the op- portunity to recycle. “this isn’t something that is set in stone, we have no figures, no costs. at the moment we are simply try- ing to figure out how it will work. “We are hoping to come up with a proposal over the next few months, which would then go on public dis- play. “Council will not go ahead with something if it’s not in the community’s in- terest, we want people to get on board with this idea and embrace the concept.” • FRUITFUL: PIctured setting up the exhibition yesterday in Melbourne are, left to right, Cr Sharyon Peart, volunteer Veronica Bruinhout, and MRCC’s Julie Jewell. 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