NSW planning reforms arrive

Long-awaited planning reforms for New South Wales will result in reduced planning assessment times, less red tape, and user friendly e-planning tools to help turbo-charge the economic recovery according to Premier Gladys Berejiklian. She revealed the $83 million NSW Planning Reform Action Plan at Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) late last week.

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Study shows less food wasted during COVID-19 shutdown

Households are wasting less food in the COVID-19 shutdown and these good habits are set to continue, according to a new study Love Food Hate Waste by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The social research also showed 86 per cent of people are glad to live in a country like Australia that …
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NSW councils benefit by EPA FOGO grants

Funding to improve the recycling of kerbside waste is now available for NSW councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry. The investment is part of the NSW Government’s $24 million AWT transition package to help councils and industry achieve better food and organics waste separation and innovate in how they recycle. According to NSW …
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$1.5 million in NSW Government grants to stop and clean up illegal dumping

As the illegal dumping of household goods increases under COVID restrictions, the New South Wales Government is encouraging councils, public land managers and community groups to apply for grants to tackle the problem in their local area. Councils have until July 17 to apply for the grants which are a part of the NSW Combating Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention program.

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