Waste education and communications project

Tuesday, 21 October, 2008

The Roadmap has a key objective to develop a vision for waste education and communications for metropolitan Melbourne and is expected to unearth opportunities for councils to work together to achieve consistency in waste education materials across the metro region.

The project team now invites all those involved in delivering community engagement, education and communications programs to make their contribution to the Roadmap via a secure, online database developed specifically for the project.

Respondents will be asked a short attitude survey and then will be able to provide information about their own projects, including uploading a low-resolution image.

The results of the survey will be presented at a Waste Education and Communications Expo which is to be held in Melbourne early in 2009.

The roadmap has the support of the Metropolitan Waste Management Group and is being guided by a project team consisting of a waste manager, education officer, representatives from the Metro Waste Management Group and a professional communications consultant.

Phil Robertson, business unit leader waste and cleansing at Dandenong City Council, welcomed the development of the Roadmap.

"This project will help us find new ways to work together so that our educators have access to the best of resources in terms of waste education materials. It will help us to allocate budgets appropriately and get the best we can from the dollars we spend on waste education.

"I expect that the outcome will be a commitment from councils to produce leading-edge waste education materials that will support all of our waste educators in their profession.

Vern Steele, team leader education and engagement at the Metropolitan
Waste Management Group, agreed.

"This project really will provide the basis for the development of best value
waste education materials in the future.

"It’s an opportunity for waste educators to provide feedback on what they
really need, also for them to showcase their own initiatives and
achievements," he said.

Waste educators and managers can register to contribute to the survey at or http://roadmap.binchoice.com.


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