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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).

Baywaste begins new era as the EMRC commences operations
Posted 01 July 2020 Baywaste begins new era as the EMRC commences operations

Waste management in Perth’s Eastern Region enters a new phase today (1 July) with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) assuming operational management of the Baywaste Transfer Station at 271 Collier Road, Morley.

EMRC doubles amounts available to 2020/2021 Community Grants Program
Posted 01 July 2020 EMRC doubles amounts available to 2020/2021 Community Grants Program applicants

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) is doubling the previous limit of $1,500 per application through its 2020/2021 Community Grants Program, aimed at providing wider support for community groups in the Red Hill area.

Family-owned Belmont business has the ‘IT’ Factor covered
Posted 29 June 2020 Family-owned Belmont business has the ‘IT’ Factor covered

What does trillion-dollar software company Microsoft have in common with Kewdale family-owned Newtrend IT Specialists? Both were started in garages!

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Jenna can help!
Posted 18 June 2020 Dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Jenna can help!

Ask any new parent what they’d like more of and the answer is likely to be ‘sleep’.

WasteSorted helping roll out of FOGO in Bassendean
Posted 09 June 2020 WasteSorted helping roll out of FOGO in Bassendean

The EMRC and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation are providing practical support for the July rollout of the three-bin Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) system in the Town of Bassendean. Find out more in this Waste Authority article Click Here

EMRC welcomes State Government’s COVID-19 support measures
Posted 01 May 2020 EMRC welcomes State Government’s COVID-19 support measures

The EMRC has warmly welcomed WA Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of new measures to support local and regional businesses and protect jobs during the COVID-19 emergency.

EMRC delivers Coronavirus and FOGO dividend to member Councils
Posted 18 April 2020 EMRC delivers Coronavirus and FOGO dividend to member Councils

The EMRC is backing its six member Councils and their ratepayers in Perth’s Eastern Region with a multi-million dollar dividend, enabling funds to be diverted to essential services tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Waste audit findings published
Posted 21 February 2020 Waste audit findings published

Valuable data on the amount and types of waste generated by householders in EMRC member Council areas are now available following a waste audit carried out in preparation for the introduction of FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) in Perth’s Eastern region.

Staying secure with Belmont-based Strike Training and Consulting
Posted 17 February 2020 Staying secure with Belmont-based Strike Training and Consulting

Gaps in security fencing are being successfully filled - by a rapidly-diversifying, award-winning Belmont business.

Midvale business turns Perth’s sandy soil into flourishing home-grown
Posted 18 December 2019 Midvale business turns Perth’s sandy soil into flourishing home-grown sustainable food source

From green shoots to healthy roots - a Midvale couples’ dream of healthier soils for all has grown into a thriving business.

Happiness First – the golden rule for customer care at award-winning
Posted 17 December 2019 Happiness First – the golden rule for customer care at award-winning Northam café

2019 Belmont & WA Small Business Award winners Brad and Sue Day say their growing string of prestigious business awards is down to their constant focus on customer service and quick responses to changing needs.

Register Now for Community Tour - Red Hill Waste Management Facility
Posted 05 December 2019 Register Now for Community Tour - Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Join the EMRC's Waste Educators for a FREE tour of the Red Hill Waste Management Facility - Departing from Belmont. Register now on https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/emrc-waste-education-15530649837

Get connected with a free Digital Marketing Essentials business workshop
Posted 21 November 2019 Get connected with a free Digital Marketing Essentials business workshop

Perth’s Eastern Region’s small businesses can confidently take their first steps into online marketing with the help of an advice forum organised by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

New Chairman and Deputy Chairman for EMRC
Posted 07 November 2019 New Chairman and Deputy Chairman for EMRC

At a Special Council Meeting held 4 November 2019, Cr Jai Wilson of the Town of Bassendean was elected by the Council to the position of Chairman of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC). Cr Doug Jeans of the Shire of Mundaring was also elected to the position of Deputy Chairman.

Grants Awarded to Gidgegannup Community Groups
Posted 10 October 2019 Grants Awarded to Gidgegannup Community Groups

Scouts, cyclists and Gidgegannup Primary School are each $1,500 ahead thanks to the 2019/2020 EMRC Community Grants Program, which saw successful organisations receive their funds at the EMRC’s Red Hill Waste Management Facility on Friday (October 4).

60,000 Years of Sky Stories Coming Alive at Perth Observatory
Posted 23 September 2019 60,000 Years of Sky Stories Coming Alive at Perth Observatory

Award-winning Perth Observatory will soon launch an important initiative to celebrate 60,000 years of Noongar sky watching.

EMRC’s new FOGO strategy to create a ‘Recover and Recycling Revolution’
Posted 20 September 2019 EMRC’s new FOGO strategy to create a ‘Recover and Recycling Revolution’ in Perth’s Eastern Region

One of the largest community education programs ever carried out in Perth’s Eastern Region will pave the way for the rollout of a three-bin FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) scheme, aimed at diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill.

Register Now! EMRC's Free Earth Carers Course
Posted 17 September 2019 Register Now! EMRC's Free Earth Carers Course

Earth Carers is a dynamic four-week course for residents of Perth’s Eastern Region, which teaches practical ways to live with less waste

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