Murrindindi Shire residents set to get their hands dirty

Published on 25 February 2019

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Council is encouraging residents to get their gloves on and get involved in the Clean Up Australia Day events happening around Murrindindi Shire on 3 March.

Council Mayor Sandice McAulay said our spectacular natural environment is one of the main reasons our residents love living here and visitors love coming here.

“It’s a bit of a tradition for Murrindindi Shire Council and the wonderful Upper Goulburn Landcare Network to collaborate and organise numerous ‘clean up’ events. This year we’ll be working together again with a number of events happening around the Shire,” Cr McAulay said.

“In 2018, an estimated 670,087 volunteers removed around 15,616 ute-loads of rubbish from more than 7,098 registered Clean Up Australia Day locations across the country. Food packaging, beverage packaging, cigarette butts and plastic were the most common types of rubbish collected.

“Clean up Australia Day is an opportunity for all of us to do the right thing for our environment.

We’re thrilled that Alexandra Primary School and Yea High School have registered to run clean up events with their students. Hopefully this might inspire some mums and dads, aunties and uncles, grandparents and everyone in between to get involved as well. 

“So why not sign up for a Clean Up Australia Day event near you – as well as helping our environment out, it’s a great way to get outside and get active for a few hours. Maybe you could participate as a family and make a day of it? It’s a great way to share the message of responsible rubbish disposal and the importance of caring for our environment to our children,” Cr McAulay said.

This year Clean Up Australia Day events in Murrindindi Shire are being held on Sunday 3 March. So far these events include:

Sunday 3 March:

  • Yea Wetlands, meeting at Cummins Reserve, 9am-11am

  • Strath Creek, meeting in the Strath Creek Park, 8am-10am

  • Kinglake, Bollygum Park, 10am-12pm

  • Narbethong, meeting at the Hermitage Track carpark, 9am-12pm

  • Homewood, meeting at the Homewood Station car park, 9am-12pm

  • Taggerty, meeting at Meet at the CH@T site (formally Taggerty Primary School), 9am-12pm

Sunday 24 March:

  • UT Creek Alexandra, meeting at Rotary Park BBQ, from 9.30am

For more information, to find or register a site or to get involved in Clean Up Australia Day 2019 events, visit Clean Up Australia Day's website.