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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Car bodies collection project

 

Overview

The Car bodies collection project was facilitated by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, Sims Metal Management, and the Aboriginal communities within the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley in Western Australia (WA). The project was initiated in response to health and waste management issues arising from a large number of car bodies abandoned around the Town Reserves in the Shire region.

The Shire's Aboriginal Environmental Health Unit approached Sims Metal Management to help remove all car bodies to the local tip, which was done with the assistance of community members and the Centre of Appropriate Technology (CAT). Approximately 400 cars were successfully crushed on site at the tip and removed by Sims Metal, weighed, and money per tonne was provided back to the communities. This money was used to assist the Shire with other community projects.

Abstract adapted from the West Australian Indigenous storybook

Contacts

Derby office
Shire of Derby/West Kimberley
PO Box 94
Derby WA 6728
Ph: (08) 9191 0999
Fax: (08) 9191 0998
Email: sdwk@sdwk.wa.gov.au

Fitzroy Crossing office
Shire of Derby/West Kimberley
PO Box 101
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765
Ph: (08) 9191 5355
Fax: (08) 9191 5085
Email: sdwk@sdwk.wa.gov.au

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Last updated: 9 September 2013
 
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