Clean up Australia Day looms large in Moree

MOREE Plains Shire Council is encouraging locals to lend a helping hand for Clean Up Australia Day, with efforts for this year  focused along the Mehi River from the Services Club through to the west of Dr Hunter Bridge (main town bridge).

This year’s community clean up event will take place on March 5, with schools participating on March 3 and businesses on February 28.

Environment and compliance manager Belinda Olsen explained Council is proud to support Clean Up Australia Day every year.

“Clean Up Australia Day is one of the ways Council works with the community to make our public spaces rubbish-free and more appealing for everyone,” Ms Olsen said.1 Clean up Australia Day

“We encourage residents to take the opportunity to be part of the national initiative by donning a pair of gloves, a hat and leading a hand.

“Afterwards, there will be a barbeque and beverages to thank our wonderful volunteers.”

Moree Plains Shire Council spend a lot of time and money on rubbish collection each financial year, and the costs associated with picking up litter from roadsides to the clearing of illegal dumping is ever increasing.

“Every pair of hands makes a difference. So grab some friends and meet us at the carpark on the north side of Dr Hunter Bridge at 8am on Sunday 5 March,” Ms Olsen said.

Media Release: February 22, 2017