Community joins forces on Clean Up Australia Day
13 February 2017
The City of Kingston is encouraging the community to lend a hand to clean up their local park, street or beach as part of the 27th annual Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 5 March.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said Clean Up Australia Day is a rewarding experience and a simple way to give back to the community.
“We encourage everyone to do their bit on Clean Up Australia Day and join in the fun while meeting people in the community. The more people who come along, the quicker and easier it will be to clean up litter and make our city shine,” Cr Eden said.
“While most people do the right thing, unfortunately we still see far too much rubbish thoughtlessly dumped at our local parks and beaches. Together we can help clean up the mess and see Kingston looking its best.”
In recent years, more than 500,000 volunteers have joined together to clean up more than 16,000 tonnes of rubbish at over 7000 sites across Australia.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy shoes, and to bring plenty of water.
Council and local community groups will be holding several Clean Up Australia Day events around Kingston including:
- Bonbeach to Edithvale foreshore, 10am–1pm, meet Station Street near corner Mascot Ave.
- Braeside Park 10am-12pm, Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside.
- Chelsea Railway Station 10am-1pm, Nepean Highway, Chelsea.
- Chelsea Heights, 9am onwards, meet at Chelsea Heights McDonalds.
- Groves Reserve, 10am–12.30pm, Mills St Aspendale
- Mordialloc Creek 8am-12pm, J Grut Reserve Car Park, Governor Road, Mordialloc.
- Regents Park, 3pm–5pm, 6th Avenue Aspendale.
Register at cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or visit Council’s website at kingston.vic.gov.au for more information.