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The purpose of this pilot project was to trial ways of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill on the Torres Strait Islands, where space is precious due to its scarcity. The project took place on Warraber, a sand island with a population of approximately 250 people.
A community education program was run as part of the project. It involved:
The pilot project was conducted over 12 months by Aurecon Australia, APC Environmental Management and the Torres Strait Island Regional Council. It was funded as part of the Major Infrastructure Program Round 3 (MIP3) by the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments.
Key recommendations from the project, as well as lessons learnt, are available in the Project overview and review (links below). A 'how to' guide and DVD were produced as part of the project.
Abstract adapted from Aurecon Australia and APC Environmental Management
APC Environmental Management
4/28 West Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Ph: (02) 9907 0994
Fax: (02) 9907 0330
Environmental Health Officer
Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC)
Ground Floor, Torres Strait Haus
46 Victoria Parade
PO Box 501
Thursday Island QLD 4875
Ph: (07) 4048 6200
Fax: (07) 4069 1868