News in brief: Household chemical drop off for Liverpool residents

Household chemical drop off for Liverpool residents

Liverpool residents can get rid of all of their problem household chemicals at a council drop-off, this Sunday.

The Household Chemical CleanOut will be held at Liverpool City Council Operations Centre between 9.30am and 3pm.

Mayor Ned Mannoun said the event would help to protect the local environment by reducing the amount of hazardous waste being disposed of incorrectly.

This can include solvents and household cleaners; floor care products; ammonia-based cleaners; fluorescent globes and tubes; car batteries; motor oil; fuels and fluids; paint and paint-related products; pesticides and herbicides; gas bottles; fire extinguishers; pool chemicals; acids and alkalis.

Details: http://bit.ly/1lNKW0Y.

Ingham Institute receives $1 million donation

The Ingham Institute has received more than $1 million at the Narellan Rotary Club’s Annual ‘‘Friends of Rotary’’ Charity Ball, held in Liverpool last week.

The money would be used to help fight critical diseases, such as breast cancer and diabetes.

Some of the contributors included; long-time supporter Lady Mary Fairfax OAM, who gave $70,000; Dartwest Developments and Douglas Partners, who each gave $10,000; and the Perich Group who donated $20,000.

Ingham Institute chairman Terry Goldacre said he was both gratified and honoured to receive the generous donations from the Institute’s long-running supporters. 

Details: inghaminstitute.org.au.

New online tool making DA tracking easier

Liverpool Council has launched a new online tool which makes development application process’ easier.

They have also released a step-by-step instructional video that shows residents how to get the most from the DA tracking tool, Application Search.

Mayor Ned Mannoun said the video, along with the Application Search tool, is part of council’s ongoing commitment to improve the DA process for everyone.

‘‘Jump onto Council’s website or YouTube channel to view the instructional video and see how easy it is to use Application Search to find out where your development application is up to, search for DA’s or find documents associated with your application,’’ he said.

Watch the video on Youtube via, www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K_mtPHgFSg#t=19.

Details: liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

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