In the same way that a visit to the Sin Bin is a character building experience for the Rugby League professional; Sydney’s Sutherland Shire is committed to building a professional, results-focused Waste Management, rubbish collection and recycling council program to best serve and safeguard the growing, local population of residents.
The following Waste Management and rubbish collection recycling initiatives, both big and small, have been put in place to keep Sutherland Shire in the race to establish and maintain their identity as a team of winners within the Sydney populace.
Type of material: How to Dispose of Aerosol cans (empty) Remove the plastic cap and place in your yellow recycling bin. Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA .Batteries (car) Accepted free at Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA). Batteries (household) Battery World. Batteries (rechargeable) Bricks and pavers Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Planet Ark – Recycling Near You Corks The Body Shop – Westfield Miranda.
Ikea- Homebush Electrical Appliances The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre – Hut 34/ 142 Addison Road Marrickville. Phone (02) 9568 6280Fire extinguisher Accepted free at Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Battery World Motor oil (sump oil) Household Chemical Clean Out. Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (up to 20 litres per visit for free). Paint Household Chemical Clean Out. (charges apply as per container size, not the amount of paint contained). If paint tin is completely empty and dry place in the yellow lid recycling bin. Plasterboard and gyprock (located in the Kurnell Landfill – Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell). Plastic bags Major food retailers (Coles/Franklins/Woolworths/Flemings). Tree branches Council wood chipping service. TVs Accepted free at Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
This list of Sutherland Shire place names is a fascinating historical record of the Shire. It was originally published in August 2003 and is attributed to the work of the late Mrs. M. Hutton Neve. Mrs Neve was involved with the Sutherland Shire Historical Society and was one of the foremost authorities of the shire’s history. Council has continued to update this document.
Street name origins
You may guess that the Kingsway was named in honour of the King of England. Because Captain James Cook, famous explorer and circumnavigator, first set foot on the Australian continent at Kurnell, we lay claim to our Shire being ‘the birthplace of modern Australia’. The Captain Cook heritage is recognised in the Sutherland Shire flag.
In 1929, at the request of Sutherland Shire Council, Mr CR Wylie, designer of the Canberra coat of arms, was asked to design the Shire flag. The council stipulated that it wanted the essential points of the arms of Captain Cook as the basis.
The flag is white, which because of Captain Cook’s naval background, is charged with the red cross of St George to symbolise the naval ensign.
Upon the centre of the cross is a wreath of green laurel, surrounding the blue field (of the ocean), the globe of the world and two golden polar stars. The ocean, globe and stars were the arms of Captain Cook: ‘in memory of his having explored and made discoveries in that Ocean [the Pacific], so very far beyond all former Navigators’. (part of the wording from the official blazon, or description, for the coat of arms).
When Council will engage? Council will engage with the community when:
- developing council plans and policies which impact the Shire
- decisions on crucial operational, infrastructure or services, service standards or resource management matters are required
- It has limited understanding of the community’s views and opinions on issues
- decisions are likely to have major impacts on a discrete community or the Shire as a whole · a decision would benefit from external expert advice
- the community presents a sound case for community engagement
- there is a legislative requirement to do so
Council may not engage with the community when:
- council is confident that current and accurate data or information is available to make an informed decision · matters are administrative or routine management
- external timeframes imposed on council do not permit the inclusion of an engagement process · decisions are imposed by external agencies ·
How Council will engage Council is committed to a consistent, quality approach to community engagement. Its processes will include the following basic elements:
- Adequate timeframes to enable engagement processes to take place prior to decisions being made
- Inclusion of funds to cover the cost of community engagement processes
- Process tailored to actively encourage a broad cross section of the community to participate including face to face and online environments
- Interested parties and stakeholders will be identified and involved in engagement processes