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Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre


Walker, B., Redmond, J., & Goeft, U. (2008). Interim report: Maddington-Kenwick & Cockburn sustainable industry project. Perth, Australia: Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.


The aim of this project is to investigate the current attitudes and practices of business ownermanagers in the light industrial areas of Maddington-Kenwick and Cockburn regarding environmental issues and waste management pre and post an intervention program. A specific aim of the project is to reduce waste and achieve implementation of better environmental management practices in this sector. The project commenced in February 2007 and is due to finish in December 2008.

The two survey areas are geographically located South East and South of Perth within two separate local government boundaries. The light industrial area of Maddington-Kenwick is part of the City of Gosnells which has a population of 91,579 whereas the City of Cockburn has a population of 78,000. Maps of each light industrial area are included at Appendix A for reference. The light industrial areas were selected as appropriate locations to replicate an intervention previously conducted in Bellevue, Western Australia as both Cities are looking for businesses within their boundaries to improve their environmental performance...


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