The City of Gosnells is committed to reducing the potential for negative environmental impact of the Fusion Food and Culture Festival.

The City of Gosnells has implemented the following initiatives at this event:

  • Free drinking water from hydration stations
  • Food trucks are to use environmentally friendly products that are in line with the WA Plan for Plastics Stage 1 and 2
  • Host an education station to help patrons sort their waste with the help of a friendly face
  • Minimise waste to landfill with addition of organic waste collection that will be turned into compost
  • The addition of bins covers around the mouth of bins to assist patrons to make the right decision when disposing of waste
  • Providing shuttle buses from Beckenham train station and Maddington Central to promote the use of public transport.
  • Work with Scouts WA to provide Containers for Change bins to raise funds for charities
  • Much of the information for the event is provided digitally including through website and social media.  QR codes with a link to the event site map will be available at the event to reduce the number of printed maps required

The City of Gosnells has a Sustainability Action Plan that sets out how the City will work towards a more sustainable future.

The list below details the actions from the Sustainability Action Plan that are covered by initiatives at the Fusion Food and Culture Festival to address environmental sustainability.

Community Events (Policy)

The City will continue to incorporate environmental sustainability elements in the delivery of relevant community events, including capitalising on opportunities to educate attendees, suppliers and contractors on ways to practise reducing, reusing and recycling.

Food Vendors (Policy)

The City will continue to work with food vendors at City events to avoid single use items and utilise compostable event production materials (cutlery, plates, cups, packaging etc).

Public Waste (delivery)

The City will continue to improve the facilities for collecting public waste at its parks and buildings.

Waste Education (Education)

The City will continue to provide relevant information to improve residents' knowledge of waste streams and recycling options to minimise waste.

Active Transport (Education)

The City will continue to promote both active transport and TravelSmart opportunities for residents.