Whether it’s the winding Fitzroy, the stunning Kershaw Gardens, or our peaceful local parks, residents are being called on to help look after our region as part of the annual Clean Up Australia Day Campaign.
Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Waste and Recycling Committee, Councillor Neil Fisher, said he hoped to see plenty of people join in at one of the Clean Up events on Sunday 3 March.
“We are lucky enough to live in an incredibly beautiful part of the world, but we all have a real responsibility to keep it that way - especially as we are so close to the Great Barrier Reef.
“Clean Up Australia Day is all about empowering communities to clean up and conserve our environment. It’s the nation’s largest community mobilisation event, and I’m sure the whole of Australia will band together to celebrate 30 years of this fantastic initiative.
“Council has organised four events, and anyone who takes part can join us for a free sausage sizzle at Kershaw Gardens once the clean-up session is finished.
“It’s not just about picking up rubbish – there will be a citizen science litter audit, upcycled sculpture creation, and opportunities to learn more about how to reduce waste and recycle properly.
“Last year we collected over half a tonne of litter from our local area, but we know we can do much more than that if we have extra helping hands.
Cr Fisher said that there is also time to register additional sites for clean up in the region.
“Anyone can organise a Clean Up Australia Day event – simply find an area that is important to you and register a site online.”
To find your closest Clean Up Australia Day event, or to register your own event or attendance go to: https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/
This year Council is hosting four clean-up sites on Sunday 3 March that everyone is welcome to join:
- Brian Bulman Park 8-9.30am (Opposite Bunnings Carpark)
- Kershaw Gardens 8-9.30am (Bruce Highway)
- Northside Boat Ramp 8-9.30am (Robert Clark Drive)
- Southside Boat Ramp 8-9.30am (Littler Cum Ingham Park)
You'll also be able to get a voucher for a free sausage sizzle from the Site Supervisor at any of these Council sites.