Remote and indigenous communities program
In remote areas of Australia, we’ve been working with Keep Australia Beautiful NT to support indigenous communities in their clean up efforts. We have supported 50 remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, since our 'Clean Up' Book was launched in December 2007. This initiative has also seen the introduction of new recycling systems to many of these communities who have never had a recycling service before.
See the report of the first year of implementation of the 'Clean Up' Book in the Northern Territory - Clean Up Book Report June 2009
We have also:-
- Provided the Cape York community in Queensland with access to facilities for the drop off of aluminium cans;
- Supported the Cherbourg community in Queensland to implement the 'Clean Up'Book' resulting in the successful Extreme Makeover Cherbourg Style project. The community is now working to establish permanent drop off facilities for recyclables and public place recycling facilities throughout the community (supported by a partnership between the PSF and Department of Environment and Resource Management, Qld);
- Supported the Shire of Wyndham, East Kimberley in WA to establish a drop off facility for the collection and recycling of aluminium cans from the Kununurra and Wyndham communities in early 2011.
- Supported the Shire Exmouth in WA to establish a number of drop off facilities for the collection and recycling of aluminium cans at major tourist, community and business precinct areas in early 2011.
- Supported the Centre for Appropriate Technologies, West Kimberley Region, in WA to establish regular commingled recycling collections to the communities of Bayulu, Muludja, Wangkatjungka, Yakanarra and Yiyili including residents, local businesses and community groups in early 2011.
- Provided Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council (Queensland) with new waste and recycling signage and fridge magnets as part of Councils community education program to educate residents on the new kerbside recycling systems.
- Supported Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council (Queensland) to plan, coordinate and implement the 'Clean Up'Book' resulting in successful community clean up days. Provided new Do The Right Thing Use The Right Bin signage as part of Councils community education program.
Our case study, Extreme Makeover Cherbourg Style, outlines the great outcomes that were achieved through effective planning and successful use of the 'Clean Up Book', a resource jointly created by the PSF and Keep Australia Beautiful NT - Case Study Report – Extreme Makeover Cherbourg Style.
For information regarding our Remote & Indigenous program contact