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Towards Net Zero - EMRC targets 100% renewable energy by December 2022
Posted 26 November 2021 Towards Net Zero - EMRC targets 100% renewable energy by December 2022

A milestone agreement at last night’s Council meeting will see the EMRC joining 51 other WA local governments signing up to the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) renewable energy agreement.

Catch up with all the news and developments with the latest edition of
Posted 26 October 2021 Catch up with all the news and developments with the latest edition of the EMRC Circular

In this issue: Read about how the EMRC prevents toxic methane from reaching the atmosphere and instead uses it to generate enough electricity to power thousands of homes.

Record-breaking rainfall boosts EMRC-coordinated ‘Flood Aware Be
Posted 06 September 2021 Record-breaking rainfall boosts EMRC-coordinated ‘Flood Aware Be Prepared’ community awareness campaign

Flooding caused by the wettest July in decades has given extra momentum to a timely community awareness campaign promoting the benefits of advanced planning to increase community safety and reduce the risk of flood damage.

Avon Descent Family Fun Day events go ahead this weekend with grant
Posted 11 August 2021 Avon Descent Family Fun Day events go ahead this weekend with grant support from Lotterywest

The recent heavy rainfall looks set to make this weekend’s Avon Descent a thriller – with the series of riverside Family Fun Day events adding more excitement to the mix.

‘Flood Aware. Be Prepared’ awareness campaign launched by the EMRC
Posted 27 July 2021 ‘Flood Aware. Be Prepared’ awareness campaign launched by the EMRC

A major new community awareness campaign highlighting the benefits of advance planning to increase community safety and reduce the risk of flood damage to residents, businesses and communities is launched today by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

All the latest news and developments from the EMRC
Posted 26 July 2021 All the latest news and developments from the EMRC

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2021/2022 Waste and Recycling Guides to help residents reduce landfill
Posted 12 July 2021 2021/2022 Waste and Recycling Guides to help residents reduce landfill

Updated Waste and Recycling Guides to assist Perth’s Eastern Region residents manage and reduce household waste are set to be delivered to thousands of households during July and August 2021.

EMRC launches 2021/2022 Community Grants Program
Posted 02 July 2021 EMRC launches 2021/2022 Community Grants Program

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has opened its popular Community Grants Program aimed at providing wider support for community groups in the Red Hill area.

The EMRC is pioneering the Circular Economy in WA
Posted 23 June 2021 The EMRC is pioneering the Circular Economy in WA

The impetus behind adoption of a Circular Economy in Western Australia has been given a major boost by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council’s first Circular Economy Masterclass.

Avon Descent Family Fun Days back on course in 2021
Posted 09 June 2021 Avon Descent Family Fun Days back on course in 2021

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), the Northam Avon Descent Association (NADA) and four Local Governments - Shire of Northam, Shire of Toodyay, City of Swan and the City of Bayswater - are once again teaming up for another fun-packed series of Family Fun Days based around the iconic Avon Descent Race.

EMRC Regional Road Safety Report Card reveals impressive reduction in
Posted 19 May 2021 EMRC Regional Road Safety Report Card reveals impressive reduction in road crash fatalities and injuries

An encouraging decrease in the number of road crashes causing deaths or serious injuries in Perth’s Eastern Region has been welcomed by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

All the latest news and developments from the EMRC
Posted 12 May 2021 All the latest news and developments from the EMRC

The latest issue of our Newsletter - plus our Newsletter archive - is now available.

EMRC congratulates City of Bayswater on a successful FOGO rollout
Posted 17 March 2021 EMRC congratulates City of Bayswater on a successful FOGO rollout

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) congratulates the City of Bayswater for its successful launch of a new household three-bin waste sorting system for collection of Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) material.

Ayurveda for Wellness – promoting good health in award-winning style
Posted 26 February 2021 Ayurveda for Wellness – promoting good health in award-winning style

With over 23 years’ experience as an Ayurveda Practitioner, Vidhu Sharma has a vision to promote Western Australia as a place free of illness, mental health issues, misery, worries and violence by promoting the benefits of a 5,000-year-old healthcare system.

The Little Bar Cart – an idea worth celebrating!
Posted 19 February 2021 The Little Bar Cart – an idea worth celebrating!

Business is really bubbling for one of the winners at the recent 27th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards. Judges were highly impressed, presenting the business with a well-deserved Innovation Award.

IPS Management Consultants – placing Indigenous business growth front and
Posted 11 February 2021 IPS Management Consultants – placing Indigenous business growth front and centre

A passionate shared desire to build the capacity of Indigenous communities and increase opportunities for Indigenous people is driving the winner of the Business Management Award at the recent 27th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards.

EMRC congratulates winner of prestigious Business Person of the Year
Posted 18 December 2020 EMRC congratulates winner of prestigious Business Person of the Year

Belmont-based Strike Training and Consulting founder Gaven Wicks (above, right) is celebrating the end of 2020 with the title of EMRC Business Person of the Year, awarded at the recent 27th Belmont & West Australian Small Business Awards.

EMRC and Grow It Local partner up to spread the good news on food and
Posted 15 December 2020 EMRC and Grow It Local partner up to spread the good news on food and garden waste

The benefits of diverting food and garden waste from landfill and converting it into a valuable organic resource is the focus of a new education campaign launched today by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) and Grow It Local.

WasteSorted grants provide welcome boost for the EMRC’s innovative waste
Posted 13 November 2020 WasteSorted grants provide welcome boost for the EMRC’s innovative waste reduction initiatives

The EMRC has been successful in securing two Western Australian Government WasteSorted grants totalling $115,775 to further its innovative work in waste reduction in Perth’s Eastern Region.

Move towards circular economy given fresh impetus by EMRC Investment
Posted 03 November 2020 Move towards circular economy given fresh impetus by EMRC Investment Prospectus

Businesses in Perth’s Eastern Region are advantageously placed to benefit from adoption of the EMRC’s commitment to the circular economy, said EMRC CEO Marcus Geisler.

EMRC Community Grants Program hits a new high
Posted 30 October 2020 EMRC Community Grants Program hits a new high

Scouts, cyclists, young football players and a primary school are among a record number of successful applicants for the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) 2020/2021 Community Grants Program, who received their grants at the EMRC’s Red Hill Waste Management Facility today (Friday, 30 October 2020).

‘No matter the case, Share the Space!’ EMRC road safety campaign a great
Posted 21 October 2020 ‘No matter the case, Share the Space!’ EMRC road safety campaign a great success around Perth!

The Share the Space campaign, a behavioural change initiative coordinated by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), has been successfully promoted throughout Perth’s Eastern Region over the last six weeks. With a focus on inspiring compassion for others, particularly those who are using mobility equipment in shared spaces, the program will continue to provide long-lasting important messaging to all road and path users.

EMRC supports business and industry growth in Perth's Eastern Region
Posted 22 September 2020 EMRC supports business and industry growth in Perth's Eastern Region

Supporting ongoing growth of industry and business in Perth’s Eastern Region is a priority for the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), especially more now than ever with the impact of COVID-19. The ‘Investing in Perth’s Eastern Region’ Prospectus, published today, is a practical resource for all current and future global, national and local investors considering investment decisions in business and industry in the Region.

‘No matter the case, Share the Space!’ EMRC launches major road safety
Posted 14 September 2020 ‘No matter the case, Share the Space!’ EMRC launches major road safety campaign

The safety of community members who walk, cycle and drive is the aim of the new campaign coordinated by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC). The campaign focus is on raising awareness around the use of share the spaces by different modes of transport, people with various ability and the elderly.

EMRC confirms sponsorship of major regional business award
Posted 12 August 2020 EMRC confirms sponsorship of major regional business award

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) is furthering its support for local business development with sponsorship of the 2020 EMRC Business Person of the Year at the prestigious 27th Belmont & Western Australia Small Business Awards.

EMRC’s round of applause for Town of Bassendean’s groundbreaking FOGO
Posted 29 July 2020 EMRC’s round of applause for Town of Bassendean’s groundbreaking FOGO launch

The Town of Bassendean has earned praise from the EMRC for becoming the first local government north of the Swan River to introduce a new household three-bin service for collection of Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) material.

Award-winning Kalamunda events agency shifts business online
Posted 29 July 2020 Award-winning Kalamunda events agency shifts business online

Award-winning Kalamunda agency NY Events can’t promise a match made in heaven – but they can offer a match made in the hills.

EMICoL: Values from the past, eyes on the future
Posted 03 July 2020 EMICoL: Values from the past, eyes on the future

Members of Perth’s leading manufacturing and engineering cooperative are aiming for the future – using a centuries-old business technique to achieve their aims.

Stylish activewear brand for new mums goes global
Posted 02 July 2020 Stylish activewear brand for new mums goes global

New mum Joanne Shepherd was so unimpressed with the lack of suitable pregnancy and postnatal activewear that she started her own company – and now has a global fanbase and a growing international brand as a reward for spotting a gap in the market.

EMRC Travel Card reveals present and future commuter patterns in Perth’s
Posted 01 July 2020 EMRC Travel Card reveals present and future commuter patterns in Perth’s Eastern Region

The opportunity to plan for future transport needs in and out of Perth’s Eastern Region is provided in a Travel Card report, released today by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

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