Over the past few years we have achieved a lot but there are always stories that catch the eye of others and this is when we know we have done our job. Recognition form the broader community is one of the many motivators to help us continue to do what we do.
"Outlook is excited to receive the Social Enterprise Business Model Innovation Award from Social Traders. Social Traders Australia is an organisation that brokers relationships between social enterprises and business and government buyers to help address some of society’s most pressing social needs.Around half of Outlook Environmental staff have a disability or come from a disadvantaged background and for every 150 tonnes of recyclable materials collected, one job is created within the organisation."
The Victorian Government's billion dollar Level Crossing Removal project plans to upgrade around fifty of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022. Up to 20 of these locations are scheduled to be completed this year.
Outlook has recently won the contract to manage waste from two of these locations at Carrum and Seaford and as a direct result we will be employing an additional five to eight new staff members. Partnering with Southern Program Alliance as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project, Outlook will remove and recycle materials such as timber sleepers, concrete, plastic and general waste. Roughly 80-90 per cent of the material is recycled and therefor saved from landfill.
The waste material, many truck loads a day, will be processed at our Hampton Park facility.