Moira Shire to roll out organic waste bins for residents.TONI BRIENT May 6, 2014 3:58am
Don't panic, it's organic: Moira Shire Cr Wendy Buck prepares to unveil new organic waste bins to residents.
Moira Shire is going green with the implementation of an organic waste collection program to be rolled out across the region’s four major towns, including Cobram.
Under the scheme, households will be given a new 240
Moira Shire councillors voted at last month’s council meeting in Yarroweyah to implement the program, which is funded by Resource GV and Sustainability Victoria, from September 1.
Council estimates Moira residents generate about 4000
The organic waste collection program is estimated to cost $180
Council will receive $145
Also at the meeting, councillors voted to finalise the employment contract of incoming chief executive Mark Henderson.
The former Mildura Rural City Council chief executive was hired in March and will start work on May 19 on a five-year contract.
Cr Ed Cox said he hoped Mr Henderson would help councillors ‘‘work as a team together and respect each other’’.
‘‘I think it’s a step in the right direction for our future,’’ Cr Cox said.
Cr Brian Keenan said he thought it was the most important decision councillors would make during their terms on council.
Cr Keenan also thanked acting chief executive Peter Bertolus for assuming the role after former chief executive Gary Arnold was sacked by councillors in October.
Mr Bertolus will return to his previous position as a Moira director next month.
Councillors also voted to join neighbouring Campaspe Shire Council to lobby the Victorian Government to fully fund the State Emergency Service, voted to support a Hume region campaign to prevent domestic violence against women and children, and adopted a draft four-year economic strategy plan.
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