One additional domestic residential green waste service may be granted to an individual who elects to maintain a parcel of Council-owned or Council-managed land where the activity is consistent with Councils objectives for the land. Individuals are required to complete the application form in accordance with the program guidelines to be eligible for the financial subsidy.
A green waste service financial subsidy can be granted for a period of up to two financial years. Residents can reapply for the donation once this timeframe has ended. Permission from the relevant section of Council (landowner) will need to accompany an application.
Reimbursement for any Council fee or charge relating to the disposal of waste at any of Council’s Waste Management Facilities will not be considered under this program.
By accepting the financial subsidy, each resident acknowledges that maintenance of the additional area is at their discretion and does not entitle the individual to any further benefits or preferable treatment by Council.
Applications for this financial subsidy are determined by the Lake Macquarie Council’s Chief Executive Officer’s nominated delegate.
Staff will undertake internal consultation to assess the parcel of land nominated and then make recommendations for the consideration of the application.
Applications are welcome throughout the year.
Approved services will commence approximately two to four weeks following application. Please note, Council does not mow residential footpaths. Property owners and occupiers are responsible for mowing the grassed footpaths and nature strips in front and beside of private, commercial and industrial properties. Council relies on the goodwill of residents and businesses to maintain their footpaths and nature strips, as this means ratepayer funds can be better directed to other services.