North Sydney is the second largest commercial district in Sydney located on Sydney Harbour. There are over 50,000 people working in the North Sydney CBD surrounded historic buildings like the Post Office opened in 1899 and landmarks such as Luna Park.
Such a large number of people concentrated in one area was bound to have an impact the environment.North Sydney Council was so concerned at the amount of pollution the CDB was creating especially the effect on the large stormwater catchments. In 2010 the Council decided it was time to take action to stem the tide of pollution that the people of North Sydney were creating.
Through an education campaign people were advised to dispose of all waste appropriately and ensure litter did not end up in the stormwater drains. Storm water traps were installed as well as an information campaign educating people that “you can make a difference”. The people working in North Sydney responded and businesses agreed to comply with environmental legislation that would ultimately reduce waste and harmful chemicals entering our waterways.
Although this campaign was a success we have to maintain this initiative and continue to protect our environment. We can help you to reduce the amount of water your office uses by fixing leaking taps and running toilets as well as clearing drains and shop grease traps together we can make a difference!