Harpley Partners with Wyndham City to Create Tidy Tradies
Lendlease project Harpley has joined forces with Wyndham City in a bid to create tidy tradies, helping to eliminate litter on building sites.
Thanks to funding from Sustainability Victoria’s Litter Innovation Fund, Wyndham City has developed a trial to tackle building site litter. As well as Harpley, the initiative is also being trialled at Saratoga, Point Cook (developer Wolfdene).
Wyndham City’s Environment and Sustainability portfolio holder, Cr Heather Marcus, said if successful the new trial could be adopted by other Councils and developers.
“Wyndham is one of Australia’s fasting growing municipalities, and because of this new housing developments have become an extremely common thing in this area,” Cr Marcus said.
“One of the impacts of this has been an increase in litter, such as the wrappers from builder’s lunches and snacks. This litter is difficult to contain and has been found to blow away and end up in local waterways, creeks and grasslands.”
“Building site litter has been continually reported throughout Wyndham. This problem not only damages our local environment, it impacts the visual amenity of our communities.”
“Wolfdene, the developer of the Saratoga estate in Point Cook and Lendlease, the developer of the Harpley estate in Werribee, have both signed up to take part in the trial.”
“They will now spend six weeks becoming ‘clean sites’, which includes agreeing to contain rubbish, undertake regular litter sweeps and dispose of lunch rubbish properly.”
“This trial is a Victorian-first and if it successful it could be used as a model for the building industry and other Councils.”
The Building a Cleaner Wyndham trial will run from September to December 2017, with the results being evaluated in January.
For more information visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au