Significant issues impacting KABC
Current and emerging issues/strategic focus
Development of a new litter prevention strategy for Western Australia
The current litter prevention strategy comes to the end of its life in 2020. It has led significantly effective programs for litter prevention, remediation and changing attitudes and behaviours in the community, which have resulted in a 41 per cent reduction in litter since 2012-13. With the introduction of the government’s CDS and the new Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, now is the ideal time for the KABC to assess its priorities and the challenges in coming years.
Collaboration with Main Roads Western Australia
KABC engagement with MRWA is becoming an increasingly important and committed partnership for reducing the amount of litter on major metropolitan and regional highways.
Growing community awareness and concern about the amount of plastic debris in the marine environment, including litter on our beaches, whether in the metropolitan area or on the remote coastline, continues to drive the development of community engagement programs and strengthened partnerships with organisations such as Tangaroa Blue.