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Warraber Island waste management pilot project



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.

The project:

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


Torres Strait Island Regional Council
PO Box 7336
Cairns Qld 4870
Ph: (07) 4034 5700
Fax: (07) 4034 5750

Aurecon Australia
Cairns Office
Level 1, 242 Mulgrave Road
Ph: (07) 4019 6400
Fax: (07) 4051 2540

APC Environmental Management
4/28 West Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Ph: (02) 9907 0994
Fax: (02) 9907 0330


Last updated: 19 June 2015
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