Federal Election: Greg Hunt hits campaign trail in Burt


Liberal Candidate for Burt Matt O’Sullivan, Environment Minister Greg Hunt and SMRC chief executive Tim Youe.
Liberal Candidate for Burt Matt O’Sullivan, Environment Minister Greg Hunt and SMRC chief executive Tim Youe.

FEDERAL Minister for Environment Greg Hunt was on the campaign trail in the Federal seat of Burt last week.

Stopping in at the South Metropolitan Regional Council’s (SMCRC) Canning Vale Regional Resource Recovery Centre, Mr Hunt called it “best practice”.

“What they are doing is everything we wanted from the Australian environment policy,” he said.

“It reduces 32,000 tonnes of emissions every year, it has a contract of over $2 million with the emissions reduction fund and it is cleaning up land fills… that is a powerful trio of things.”

Citing its green waste facility and waste composting facilities, Mr Hunt said it was a high standard nationally.

“There are some other very good examples of waste recycling, composting and mulching but this is best practice… it would be hard to find anybody who could lay claim to doing it better,” he said.

He said he was delighted to witness the process.

“I have just seen the largest cooker and oven I have ever imagined… and what that means in real terms is that they are producing mulch that is used on farms, reducing the need for water… and most significantly improving the productivity of our farmers,” he said.

SMRC chief executive Tim Youe said he was proud the plant was considered best practice.