Jan 23 2017

 

By Georgia Holland

 

Member for Monaro, John Barilaro is calling for an alternative solution to killing brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park and is urging for a heritage listing.

 

Mr Barilaro says the estimated six thousand horses in the park is wrong, with many locals believing the number is much lower.

 

Arguing that the parks unique conservation values need to be protected, the proposed cull recommends methods such as ground shooting and sterilisation to reduce horse numbers.

 

Mr Barilaro believes programs like the Stockwhip program, where prisoners train brumbies as a part of their rehabiliation are options the government should consider.

 

December was the deadline for the government to release the final plan regarding the brumbies.

 

Jan 23 2017

 

New Jindabyne Recycling Centre Opens

By Georgia Holland

 

Jindabyne Community Recycling Centre is now open for householders to drop off problem wastes such as paints, oils, gas bottles and batteries for free.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council received a $139,300 grant to establish the new centre under the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

Member for Monaro, John Barilaro said ,“We want to encourage communities to recycle these problem wastes to help prevent contaminants from entering the environment."

Environment Minister Mark Speakman said these centres were part of a network of 100 facilities being established across NSW.

“The NSW Government is dedicated to improving the collection and recycling of household problem waste,” Mr Speakman said.

“Establishing this recycling facility will help the Snowy Monaro Regional Council keep problem wastes out of our landfill,” said Snowy Monaro Regional Council General Manager Joseph Vescio.

The Jindabyne Community Recycling Centre is located at the Jindabyne Regional Waste Management Facility, 6013 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne. It is open seven days 10am-2pm.

The Jindabyne Community Recycling Centre accepts the following problem wastes for free:
• water-based and oil-based paints
• used motor and cooking oils
• lead-acid and hand-held batteries
• gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
• conventional tube and compact fluorescent lamps
• smoke detectors

 

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