The enhanced re-use store showcases the first stage of improvements to be made to the Dunmore Recycle and Waste Depot, as part of the $14.6 million Resource Recovery Redevelopment program of works.
The Revolve Centre includes a new awning that provides a sizable all-weather area for customers, dedicated customer drop off locations and shop parking and a new re-use and repair studio called “The Tinkerage”.
“Modernising this facility is part of Council’s commitment to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by making it more convenient and appealing for people to utilise this facility,” Mayor Marianne Saliba said.
“The improvements create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for the shop’s customers and staff,” Cr Saliba said.
Social enterprise Resource Recovery Australia have clearly brought their 25 years of waste management and community development experience to the site creating an extra bit of magic.
CEO John Weate noted “Resource Recovery Australia strive to create a great retail experience at our re-use stores. As a social enterprise we also build in community assets and benefits including training and employment for those experiencing disadvantage, and an upcycling studio to engage local artists and tinkerers.”
“The Tinkerage” opens up a new space at the Revolve Centre for workshops in reuse and repair, created by Barnacle Studio. Local artist Anita Larkin showcased 3 amazing found object sculptures highlighting one person’s trash is definitely another person’s treasure.
Resource Recovery Australia Regional Manager Matty Curtis was proud of the result: “I commend Shellharbour Council on the improvements to Revolve. The new layout will allow our team to divert more resources from landfill and provide a positive shopping experience”.