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Carbon to Ethanol Pilot Plan - Update
Posted 07 February 2024 Carbon to Ethanol Pilot Plan - Update

Woodside and the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) would like to inform the community that the proposed Carbon to Ethanol Pilot Plant at the Red Hill Waste Management Facility will no longer proceed. 

Strengthening Local Community Groups with the EMRC Grant Program
Posted 15 November 2023 Strengthening Local Community Groups with the EMRC Grant Program

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has been proudly supporting neighbouring community projects and programs in the Red Hill area through grants of up to $3,000 for projects that provide direct benefits to the local community and/or environment.

The EMRC welcomes opening of the new Waste Transfer Station at the
Posted 07 September 2023 The EMRC welcomes opening of the new Waste Transfer Station at the Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park

The EMRC Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park enters a new phase today with the official launching of the new Waste Transfer Station (WTS). The opening ceremony was presented this morning by the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, Cassie Rowe MLA, at the EMRC Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park.

Lotterywest Avon Descent Festivals to Accompany 50 Years of the Avon
Posted 08 August 2023 Lotterywest Avon Descent Festivals to Accompany 50 Years of the Avon Descent

This weekend’s Avon Descent is set to be a thriller with paddlers and power boats taking to the water for the 50th year – with the series of riverside Festivals adding more excitement to the weekend.

EMRC collaborating to test technologies that can convert greenhouse gases
Posted 01 August 2023 EMRC collaborating to test technologies that can convert greenhouse gases into useful products

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has been working collaboratively with Woodside Energy (Woodside) on a proposal that aims to transform greenhouse gases into useful products.

Celebrating 50 Years of Avon Descent
Posted 06 June 2023 Celebrating 50 Years of Avon Descent

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), Northam’s Avon Descent Association (NADA) and four Local Governments - Shire of Northam, Shire of Toodyay, City of Swan and the City of Bayswater - are teaming up to celebrate the 50th Avon Descent and running a fun-filled series of Avon Descent Festivals based around the iconic weekend.

EMRC welcomes State and Federal funding to build a new FOGO Processing
Posted 10 May 2023 EMRC welcomes State and Federal funding to build a new FOGO Processing Plant

The Federal Minister for the Environment and Water, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP and the Western Australian Minister for the Environment; Climate Action; Racing and Gaming, Hon Reece Whitby MLA, recently announced a co-investment of $11.25 million for three new organic recycling infrastructure projects that will divert up to 275,000 tonnes of Western Australia's food organics and garden organics (FOGO) waste from landfill each year and convert it into compost.

EMRC and the UNSSC partner up to launch WA’s largest training on the
Posted 13 April 2023 EMRC and the UNSSC partner up to launch WA’s largest training on the Circular Economy

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has partnered with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) to host a six-week online Leadership Course, ‘Circular Economy and the 2030 Agenda’, supported by Circular Economy Western Australia (CEWA) and ACE HUB.

Gidgegannup Basketball Club and Parkerville Community Band Grant Winners
Posted 30 November 2022 Gidgegannup Basketball Club and Parkerville Community Band Grant Winners of the 2022 EMRC Community Program

The Gidgegannup Basketball Club and Parkerville Community Band are the successful applicants for the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council 2022 Community Grants Program, and they received their grants at the EMRC’s Red Hill Waste Management Facility at an awards ceremony held at Red Hill on 29 November 2022.

EMRC’s new Circularity Horizon Scan to guide the journey towards
Posted 14 November 2022 EMRC’s new Circularity Horizon Scan to guide the journey towards decarbonisation and Net Zero in WA

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), in partnership with the GHD group, recently completed a ‘Scan of the Circular Economy Horizon in WA’ to capture a clearer picture of the WA scenario and to catalyse the adoption of circularity.

EMRC launches its 1st Sustainability Strategy
Posted 08 September 2022 EMRC launches its 1st Sustainability Strategy "Think forward-Act now"

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) recently adopted the Sustainability Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/2027. It is an exciting time for the EMRC as the Strategy defines sustainability goals and targets that will drive operational activities and projects in line with strategic priorities for the region.

Avon Descent Family Fun Day events live this weekend thanks to
Posted 09 August 2022 Avon Descent Family Fun Day events live this weekend thanks to Lotterywest’s ongoing support

This weekend’s Avon Descent is set to be a thriller with paddlers and power boats taking to the water – with the series of riverside Family Fun Day events adding more excitement to the weekend.

The Challenge is set for the Avon Descent
Posted 07 June 2022 The Challenge is set for the Avon Descent

The EMRC, Northam’s 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-filled series of Family Fun events based around the iconic Avon Descent weekend.

EMRC and Woodside collaborate on innovative carbon re-use pilot project
Posted 05 May 2022 EMRC and Woodside collaborate on innovative carbon re-use pilot project

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) and Woodside are collaborating on a carbon-to-products pilot project that proposes to recycle greenhouse gases into useful products.

Keep yourself up to date - the latest EMRC Circular is now online
Posted 27 April 2022 Keep yourself up to date - the latest EMRC Circular is now online

Download the latest EMRC Circular and browse the five-year archive of EMRC Newsletters here: https://www.emrc.org.au/about-us/news/newsletters.aspx

EMRC launches Circular Economy Webinar Roadmap 2022
Posted 10 February 2022 EMRC launches Circular Economy Webinar Roadmap 2022

A Roadmap designed to increase awareness and catalyse the transition to a more Circular Economy in WA has been launched by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

Record number of community groups and volunteers benefit from 2021 EMRC
Posted 01 December 2021 Record number of community groups and volunteers benefit from 2021 EMRC Community Grants Program

Scouts, cyclists, paintballers and a primary school are among a record number of successful applicants for the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) 2021 Community Grants Program, who received their grants at the EMRC’s Red Hill Waste Management Facility on 30 November 2021.

EMRC awarded $20,000 WasteSorted grant to support Circular Economy in the
Posted 01 December 2021 EMRC awarded $20,000 WasteSorted grant to support Circular Economy in the community

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) is one of 21 diverse organisations sharing $1.4m for waste avoidance and education programs.

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.

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