FRANK Sartor, the New South Wales Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, heads the list of national and international keynote speakers at the 10th National Waste Management Conference in Coffs Harbour today and tomorrow.
The minister will give the opening address at the conference, which is being held at Opal Cove Resort and hosted by Coffs Harbour City Council.
Other keynote speakers include Eileen Belamide-Sison, who will speak on the issue of waste management in the Philippines; Rod Welford, the chief executive of peak national recycling body the Australian Council of Recycling; Susan Antler, executive director of the Compost Council of Canada; and Andy Richmond of the Greater London Authority, who will give his address on the UK capital’s waste management strategy via live video-link.
“Having speakers of the calibre of Minister Sartor and his colleagues shows the importance and prestige this conference has gained across Australia and internationally,” said Coffs Harbour mayor Councillor Keith Rhoades, who will give the conference welcome address.
“One of the highlights of the conference will be the opportunity given to the delegates to view the work council and partners have achieved in our region.
“We are proud to be leaders in waste management technology and resource recovery and look forward to being able to share our experiences in regional collaboration, community education and alternative waste technology with the delegates.”