Waratah-Wynyard Council Update

Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) a fortnightly kerbside collection service, coming to our community, for food and garden waste. FOGO is collected and processed into compost to be reused on farms, nurseries, parks and gardens, instead of going to landfill. From 1st of July 2024 the weekly waste collection service will change to fortnightly with the rollout of the new FOGO collection service. This will provide residents with a three-bin system (FOGO, Recycling and Waste), collected fortnightly, on an alternating schedule.

It’s time to start filling your FOGO bins.

Simply collect food scraps and garden waste that you normally put in your general waste bin, and instead put them into the FOGO bin. Even the smallest piece of waste in the wrong bin causes big problems when being processed, composted or recycled.

To view the full A-Z guide visit www.nwrrr.com.au

The planting of tulips has begun!

Council trainees, Devlin Orr and Libby Haines have been working with the Parks & Reserves team planting close to 8,200 Van Dieman Quality Bulbs. That is a lot of tulips!

Devlin, a first-year trainee and Libby, a second-year trainee, are working towards a certificate 3 in Horticulture which is covered by Council. Their traineeship includes learning how to propagate, plant and maintain our beautiful streets, parks and reserves. In a few months you will start to see the tulips sprouting in Wynyard CBD, Somerset CBD and Waratah Township. Just in time for our annual Tulip Festival in spring.

Our Annual Traineeship program will be open to new applicants in September. To learn more about the benefits of being a trainee with Council, please visit https://www.warwyn.tas.gov.au/…/annual-traineeship…/

Community Activation Grant program

On the 1st of July, Council will be opening Round 1 of the Community Activation Grant program. Churches of Wynyard was one of our last grant recipients who used their grant of $1,000 to host FREE Christmas Carols in our beautiful Gutteridge Gardens.

Pastor Owen shared with Cr Celisa Edwards, that last year was their biggest Carols yet, estimating around 500 attendees. Council is pleased to share that the Churches of Wynyard have confirmed they plan to hold another FREE Christmas Carols this year!

If you are a community group within the Waratah-Wynyard municipality and have a project that enhances the wellbeing of our community, you may be eligible for this grant

For more information about Council’s Community Activation Grant, please visit https://www.warwyn.tas.gov.au/get-involved/community-grants/