Lakeside Joondalup sustainability and disability initiatives on show

Lakeside Joondalup operations manager Paul Buss, Environment and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson and Pulpmaster representatives Nick Stewart and Vinson White.
Lakeside Joondalup operations manager Paul Buss, Environment and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson and Pulpmaster representatives Nick Stewart and Vinson White.

LAKESIDE Joondalup Shopping City’s sustainability and disability initiatives were on show this month.

Environment and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson toured the centre with a demonstration of its organic waste collection system, which has increased its rate of recycling from 27 per cent in 2017 to about 40 per cent.

Mr Dawson commended the centre for its efforts.

“The time to act on waste is now and recognising that waste is a shared responsibility is the first step,” he said.

“We need all Western Australians to generate less waste, recover more value and resources from waste and to protect the Western Australian environment by managing waste responsibly.”

Mr Dawson was also given a briefing on the centre’s disability initiatives including its adult change facility, height adjustable tables in the food courts and sensory-friendly sessions for children during Christmas and school holidays activities.

Environment and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson, operations manager Paul Buss and divisional marketing manager Natalie Upson.

“As a major community hub, Lakeside Joondalup is always looking at ways we can contribute to our community, whether it is to make sure that we operate sustainably and invest in environmental initiatives, or ensuring that we cater for all abilities in our community,” centre manager Gemma Hannigan said.