Clean Up And Keep Bass Coast Beautiful
This year marks Clean Up Australia Day’s 25th anniversary, with plenty of events happening around Bass Coast Shire on Sunday, 1 March.
People are invited to help keep Australia beautiful by getting together outdoors and making a difference to their local community and the environment.
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Kimberley Brown, said in 2014, over 572,000 volunteers helped move rubbish from over 7,000 sites around Australia, removing an estimated 15,700 tonnes.
“In Bass Coast alone we had 13 registered sites from Inverloch to Corinella and Phillip Island,” Cr Brown said.
“We had around 100 volunteers participate which is a great turn out, but hopefully we can have an even bigger and better event this year!”
You can register your own site with friends, family or colleagues, or join a site by visiting www.cleanup.org.au/au.
“Clean up sites can vary from local parks, waterways, beaches, sporting fields, bushland and road ways; any environment that is important to you,” Cr Brown said.
“Council supports the event and will help with collection of rubbish bags from registered sites afterwards, and we encourage you to sign up or join an existing site in your local area.
“The clean up kits, including rubblish bags, can take up to two weeks to arrive, so get in quick if you plan on registering.”
Registered open events and meeting points in Bass Coast on Sunday, 1 March:
Cape Woolamai Foreshore – BBQ area, Cottesloe Avenue, Cape Woolamai from 9.00am to 11.00am
Corinella – Peters Street, Corinella from 9.00am to 12.00pm
Newhaven – Island Healing, Forrest Avenue, Newhaven from 10.00am until 12.00pm
Rhyll Foreshore – Rhyll Boat Ramp Car Park, Beach Road, Rhyll from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Saturday, 28 February and Sunday, 1 March
Smiths Beach – Top of access stairs at Smiths Beach carpark, Smiths Beach from 10.00am to 12.00pm
Wonthaggi Wetlands – Corner of Korumburra Road and Bilson Street (opposite Big W), Wonthaggi from 10.00am to 12.00pm