TAKE to the streets on Sunday and lend a helping hand to clean up our community on Clean Up Australia Day.
Clean Up Australia chairman Ian Kiernan AO is encouraging everyone to do their bit towards protecting local ecosystems while improving the appeal of their area.
“Australians generally do the right thing, but with each one of us producing two tonnes of rubbish every year, there is still too much waste ending up in our natural environment,” Mr Kiernan said.
“Every piece of rubbish that ends up in our parks, waterways, bushland and on our streets or beaches is a potential killer of local wildlife.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a great excuse to get a group of mates together.”
Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Peter Maguire said the day was the perfect opportunity for everyone to come together and help clean-up local parks and waterways and think about how they can reduce their impact on the environment.
“This day takes on special significance due to the recent flooding event and provides us with an opportunity to work together on the recovery of our natural environment,” Cr Maguire said.
Registrations are now being accepted for the day and people can get involved or find out more by visiting the website at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au, or by phoning 1800 CUA DAY (1800 282 329).
CLEAN UP SITES
Registration at 1916 Flood Monument 8am – 11am
Registration at Town Square Park (besides children’s park) 8am – 10am
Register at the front of the Glenden Youth Sport and Recreation Centre on Ewan Dve. 8am – 9.30am
Register at Centenary Park (picnic table near the skate park) 7.45am – 11am
Council office, 10 Mackenzie St. Contact Cristie Rodda, 0418 938 588. Start 7.30am.
Council office, William St. Contact Rachelle Stemm, 4925 6444. Start 9am.
Registration 8am in the Lions Park. Please contact Fiona Eyles at the Capella office on 4988 7200 or mobile 0419 737 908.
Oakey Creek Coal will be doing a clean up in Tieri. Please contact Ian Teale on 4984 7242 for further details about the event.
The Library Park, Borilla St. Registration from 7.30am. For larger groups of eight or more contact the council on 1300 242 686 to pre-register. Light refreshments will be held after the clean-up at about 9.30am.
This year Springsure will be running the Springsure Clean Up Australia Day with Progress and Tourism Association.
The event will start at 7.30am at the Rich/Windmill Park.
Bring the family and join in for the clean-up and sausage sizzle in the park. For more information phone 4981 4100, or 0409 605 447.
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