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Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your own backyard

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Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your own backyardHolly Kirk, RMIT University; Brendan Wintle, University of Melbourne; Casey Visintin, University of Melbourne; Freya Thomas, RMIT University; Georgia Garrard, RMIT University; Kirsten Parris, University of Melbourne; Kylie Soanes, University of Melbourne; Pia Lentini, University of Melbourne, and Sarah Bekessy, RMIT UniversityPeople living in cities far from the unprecedented bushfires this summer may feel they can do little more to help beyond donating to organisations that support affected wildlife. But this is not necessarily the case: ten of the 113 top-priority threatened animal species most affected by the fires have populations in and around Australian cities and towns. Conserving these populations is now even more critical for the survival of these species.Here we provide various practical tips on things people can do in their own backyards and neighbourhoods to help some of the species hit hard by t…

Local Strategic Planning Statement

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Item No:         C0220(2) Item 7 Inner West Council Agenda 25 Feb 2020
Subject:         Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement - Post Exhibition Report Prepared By:      Louise Higginson - Strategic Planner   Authorised By:  Harjeet Atwal - Senior Manager Planning

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council:
1.       Endorse the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)(Attachment 1) for submission to the Greater Sydney Commission; and
2.       Delegate authority to the CEO to ‘make’ the LSPS following receipt of written support from the Greater Sydney Commission, addressing any requirements or conditions which may be included and publish it on the NSW Planning Portal.

DISCUSSION
The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (draft LSPS) provides a broad land use planning vision for Inner West to 2036. The statement outlines the special characteristics which contribute to the local identity of the area, how growth and change will be managed into the future and where further strategic planni…

sorter of co-mingled yellow bins going out of business

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The sorter of co-mingled yellow bins going out of business. Noting that the former Leichhardt Council area has yellow and blue bins (separating containers from paper) while the Marrickville/Ashfield areas have co-mingled yellow bins and differing associated charges.
"Inner West Council said it was investigating its "future recycling requirements" and looking to consolidate processing contracts for three areas within its boundaries." -Sydney recycling plant to shut as market prices collapse, costs soar,SMH,February 12, 2020 https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-recycling-plant-to-shut-as-market-prices-collapse-costs-soar-20200211-p53znn.html

The above article also notes the funding provide by the NSW Government to  keep the plant open "The closure comes three years after the plant received a $5 million grant from the NSW government to help pay for installing equipment that processes mixed plastics. Polytrade also received another $5 million in 2017 for a…

Inner West Domestic Waste Charges (13 Feb 2020)