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Cherbourg goes to the tip by Marcus Priaulx 20 May 2014


herbourg wants your rubbish! And heaps of it. Boxes, paper, cans, tins, polystyrene foam and all recyclable goods, except for glass, are welcome. This is because Cherbourg has built the South Burnett region’s first, and only, recycling plant in Queensland. The town’s council now hopes to employ many people at the facility should all go to plan in the coming years. But it needs businesses and people to dump their recyclable waste for free at the site. People can drive towards the town and take the third left (just after the 60km speed sign) along the Cherbourg road. They can dump their clean waste directly into the blue hopper or within the wire bins provided. Manager Andrew Beckett said the plant had huge potential. Agreements are being established with South Burnett Regional Council and local businesses and start-up costs were supplied by Indigenous Business Australia after a feasibility study and regional waste audit were done. These showed the plant could be profitable on cardboard alone (but it wants much more). “We’re very excited,” Andrew said. “We want everybody to support it.” Businesses wanting more information can phone Andrew on 0429 706 282. Individual people’s contributions are welcome but must contain only the mentioned recyclables above.

We want to be full of rubbish: Cherbourg Materials Recycling Facility manager Andrew Beckett wants heaps of recyclable waste delivered to the centre so he can employ more people like workers Justin Bond, Jeffrey Clevens and Allan Douglas.

PUBLIC NOTICE AUTHORISATION MEETING WOPPABURRA NATIVE TITLE APPLICATION (QUD 738 OF 2013) The WOPPABURRA NATIVE TITLE CLAIM GROUP is described as the descendants of the following Woppaburra ancestors: 1. Yulowa “Weerobilling” 3. Oyster Maggie 2. Nellie “Ooroong-ooran” 4. Fanny Lohse/Singh

WOPPABURRA CLAIM GROUP AUTHORISATION MEETING – Saturday 7 June 2014 This Notice invites the Woppaburra People (as described above) to attend meeting at the date, time and location set out below: Date: Venue: Time:

Saturday, 7 June 2014 River Side Receptions, 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm, Brisbane Registration from 9am. Meeting commences at 9:30am sharp.

The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Authorise a new Applicant (pursuant to section 66B of the Native Title Act 1993) to make the native title determination application and deal with all matters arising under the Native Title Act (Cth) in relation to it. (N.B. The Woppaburra Claim Group may choose to replace, reappoint, or add new members to the existing Applicant). The area covered by the Woppaburra Native Title Claim Area is located off the coast from Yeppoon, Queensland and covers the Keppel Islands and surrounding waters as shown on the map below (marked as the Dharumbal TUMRA – Woppaburra Section): All Woppaburra People are invited to contact Hank Wymarra, Community Relations Officer, Queensland South Native Title Services, Communities Section, 1800 663 693 (free call) to register their intention to attend the authorisation meeting. QSNTS is not able to fund travel or accommodation to attend this meeting, however morning tea, and lunch will be provided.

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Cherbourg goes to the tip  

by Marcus Priaulx 20 May 2014 Cherbourg has built the South Burnett region’s first, and only, recycling plant in Queensland.