The Shire of Goomalling aims to meet the needs of current and future generations through simultaneous social, environmental and economic improvement - that's sustainability.
The shire reduces the amount of waste going into landfill by supporting and promoting reducing, reusing and recycling. For further recycling information, see www.planetark.org.
Thousands of trees get planted per year in Goomalling, partly through the Shire's employment of a Landcare Coordinator who helps people apply for natural resource management funding. The Shire also makes tree planting equipment available for hire.
Local and regional landcare groups
The Shire helps keep locals informed about the activities of groups like AVONGRO and Wheatbelt NRM. Draw inspiration from these projects in Goomalling and Wongan Hills that were made possible by Wheatbelt NRM.
Check out these Avon region farmers integrating tree crops into their farms: www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wheatbelttreecrops
Goomalling's biodiversity is recognised by many residents as one of our important assets, and there are several local landcare groups in operation.
The Shire of Goomalling recycles and harvests water. Stormwater is harvested and, along with 35 million litres of recycled sewerage from 175 sewered properties in town, is used to water the recreation ground and public gardens. For more information, ask the Shire of Goomalling's Environmental Health Officer Linton Thomas on 0427 413 060.
Council has officially signed the agreement with Water Corporation to become a Waterwise Council, which means Council will be auditing current facilities and processes in order to implement strategies to reduce water consumption.
FREE SHOWER HEAD SWAP FOR GOOMALLING RESIDENTS
All you need to do is bring in your last water bill (or complete a form available at the shire office) and your old showerhead to the Shire and staff will give you a brand new waterwise showerhead. Not only will you save money on your next water bill you're also looking after one of our most precious resources.
Sustainability at home
Want to "live greener" at home? See www.yourenergysavings.gov.au by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for tips on saving water and energy, and reducing waste. The site also includes information about rebates available.
Are you building, renovating or buying a home? See the links under Council's Building page for information about sustainable building design.
How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take a quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.