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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation receives community waste grant

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation in the Pilbara, has been announced as a recipient of the 2013 West Australian Community grants scheme, winning $4,282 to start their Food scraps to fertiliser project.

The Gumala Aboriginal Corporation currently provides a skip bin for rubbish collection but there is no provision for preventing organic waste going to landfill, until now. The provision of organic waste bins will support a creative solution with chickens converting the organic material into a potent fertiliser. The fertiliser will help maintain a sustainable cycle that rewards the community with healthy food, including the possibility of fresh eggs, and also reduces waste that produces green house gases when landfilled.

Vince Catania, MLA Member for Western Australia, North West Central congratulated Gumala Aboriginal Corporation. 'Gumala Aboriginal Corporation's Fertiliser project strongly promotes effective management of organic waste within the community. Besides reducing waste, the community also gets to grow and eat healthy food and participate actively in waste reduction,' said Mr Catania.

The winning project joined 16 other community projects under round one of the West Australians State Government's Community grants scheme for 2013. The community groups share in $187,000 in funding for local recycling, reuse and community education initiatives.

Source: Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, North West Central

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Gumala Aboriginal Corporation
Head Office
1 Stadium Road
Tom Price WA 6751
Ph: 1800 486 252
Email: gac@gumala.com.au

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Last updated: 2 October 2013
 
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