Community Action

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What Can We Do?

The City of Salisbury prides itself on its presentation and its importance in encouraging a community full of drive, commitment and spirit. Sustainability is not just about the environment, but also about building a lasting and strong community which feels supported by its locality. Local Government plays an integral role in building a sustainable community and building links to encourage community action.

Council strongly supports a range of Community Action initiatives.  Visit the pages below for more information:

  • The Catchment Care Program
  • Control of Stormwater Pollutants
  • Biodiversity education, schools and volunteer programs

Opportunities also exist for the community to make a difference on a day-to-day basis, to take positive steps toward achieving a sustainable future.

Individuals, Communities and Schools

  • Educate school children and families to minimise waste through conscious product choice, packaging and re-use of materials
  • Make provisions for recycling materials
  • Buy products which are reusable, recyclable or made from recycled products
  • Participate in clean-up and recycling programs
  • Think before placing materials in the rubbish bin, as these can no longer be recovered

Businesses

  • Educate staff in waste minimisation practices
  • Review waste products to ensure they are recovering the maximum practical amount
  • Review processes to minimise production of waste
  • Buy products which are reusable, recyclable or made from recyclable products
  • Produce products and packaging which are reusable and recyclable

State and Federal Government

  • Provide incentives that encourage waste minimisation
  • Legislate to ensure the use of recyclable materials in preference to raw materials
  • Encourage waste minimisation within its own facilities
  • Buy products which are reusable, recyclable or made from recycled products
  • Plan for waste minimisation
  • Develop education programs and promote recycling
  • Research and develop programs for the use of waste products