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10 May, 2022

CASSOWARY COAST COMMUNITY CONNECT

CASSOWARY COAST In Brief


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THIS WEEK MARKS INTERNATIONAL COMPOSTING AWARENESS WEEK. 

Here are some quick facts about composting! 

Composting Fact 1: 

Did you know that when food scraps and garden waste breaks down in a typical landfill it releases methane, a greenhouse gas with an estimated global warming potential of between 28 and 36 times that of carbon dioxide? 

Composting Fact 2: 

Composting can help reduce costs. 

Last year 6,295 tonne of organic waste generated in the Cassowary Coast Region was sent to landfill. 

It cost Council $85/tonne to dispose of waste into landfill. Choosing to compost food waste will help reduce costs. 

If you haven’t got yourself a compost bin or worm-farm – now is the time! Council are offering a rebate of $20 for any compost system purchased. 

To find out how you can claim your $20, go to: https://cutt.ly/gbtLoBA  


COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS – LAND VALUATIONS 

On 31 March 2022, the Queensland Valuer-General issued land valuations for 30 local government areas in Queensland. 

The Cassowary Coast Local Government area was subject to this process and due to the movement in the local market across the last 12 months, land valuations have significantly increased in some Cassowary Coast locations. 

Council is committed to having a rating strategy that is underpinned by sound principles, which are well understood, communicated to ratepayers and compliant with current legislation.

As such Council are hosting a series of community information sessions discuss the challenges imposed by recent land valuations and options available for Council’s consideration when determining the general rates for the next financial year.   



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