Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, is reminding Shire residents that registration to attend the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) workshop closes at 5pm on Wednesday August 23 whilst submissions on the revised policy Liquid Trade Waste Regulation close at 5pm on Wednesday August 30.
“I encourage everyone who has vision and enthusiasm, who can benefit through economic development and wants to build that better future for our region, to register and attend the REDS workshop which is being held at The Tony Caine Room, Quirindi RSL Club, Station Street Quirindi, on Wednesday August 30 2017, commencing with a light lunch at 12.30pm and followed by a facilitated workshop commencing at 1pm through until 5pm.
“The REDS will help provide the evidence needed to attract future State resources to underpin regionally significant economic projects and create employment in our local government area. LPSC is excited about working together with the NSW Government and our two neighbouring councils, Tamworth Regional and Gunnedah Shire Councils, as part of this important initiative to identify existing economic strengths, new opportunities to enhance the region's development, performance and competitiveness and set the region on a path to sustainable economic development,” he said.
“Those interested in attending should email Melissa.Penrose@dpc.nsw.gov.au or call her on 6766 1360 by 5pm August 23,” he continued.
Councillor Hope said submissions on the revised policy Liquid Trade Waste Regulation, which is on public exhibition until August 30, close at 5pm on this date.
“The policy can be viewed at Council’s Administration Building and also at www.lpsc.nsw.gov.au and following links to Public Exhibition of Documents. Council is currently implementing the Liquid Trade Waste system as part of a best practice compliance project to assist Council in meeting its statutory obligations plus protecting public health and the health and safety of Council employees. It is also designed to protect the environment, to provide an environmentally responsible service to the non-residential sector, to encourage waste minimisation, to promote water conservation, water recycling and biosolids reuse,” he said.
“Council is also encouraging the Shire’s Buisness owners to apply for their liquid trade waste assessment now for free. As of September 29 a minimum cost of $287 will apply for an assessment,” Councillor Hope concluded.