Economies across the planet rely on extracting resources and/or making things from them in order to create value and satisfy many of humanity's needs and desires. This report contains 12 recommendations in relation to applying the circular economy concept to municipal infrastructure.
2016 Study Tour Report
by Steven Quick
In the municipal engineering profession there is a tendency to do things a certain way because “that’s how it’s always been done”. However, in a world where costs are increasing, resources are becoming more scarce, legislative requirements on Councils are becoming more onerous and rate capping is soon to be introduced, it is becoming imperative that Councils rethink the way in which they conduct their business. By introducing sustainable engineering practices into the municipal engineering profession we can save costs, minimise the impact on the natural environment and enhance our ability to meet the needs of the community.