Residents share views and concerns about litter and illegal dumping in the North East Region

Over two hundred (211) people from North East Victoria made the time to share their views, concerns and priorities about litter and illegal dumping in the region by completing a community survey that closed on Sunday 4 August.

The aggregated survey responses, as well as data from councils, other land managers and organisations, are currently being analysed and will help to develop a Regional Litter and Illegal Dumping Plan, that will identify the top five priorities and include actions to tackle them.

Stakeholder workshop in Wangaratta on Monday 22 August

A stakeholder workshop was held in Wangaratta on Monday 22 August to present and discuss the results of the survey, as well as the available data, the region’s top five priorities and the actions needed to reduce litter and illegal dumping.

Rob Curnow from Community Change and Author of LITTER-OLOGY who is an internationally renowned littering behaviour expert, facilitated the workshop and is assisting Cosson Consulting to prepare the plan, along with support from Keep Victoria Beautiful.

The plan aims to understand the key littering and illegal dumping priorities for the North East Region and to develop some practical change initiatives. It will be used to apply for external funding as it becomes available.

The development of the plan is an initiative of the North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group which has been supported through funding from Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Following the workshop, the plan will be finalised by the end of September.

To register to keep up to date with the project, visit www.engage.vic.gov.au/regional-litter-and-illegal-dumping-plans/north-east