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Media Release: Visit one of these sites for Clean Up Australia Day

By February 13, 2008No Comments

Spend an hour or two at one of the registered Clean Up Australia Day sites in the City of Maroondah and help to ‘Clean up Maroondah’ on Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 2 March.

Councillor Alex Makin said Council and community coordinators would gladly welcome extra pairs of hands on the day.

“Maroondah City Council has nominated the HE Parker Reserve in Heathmont as the clean up site for residents who wish to help make their local environment more attractive on Clean Up Australia Day,” said Cr Makin.

“If you’re able to help, then we will look forward to seeing you between 10.00 and 12noon,” said Cr Makin. “Volunteers can then stay for a barbeque and fun family ‘Know your parks’ afternoon.”

“Helpers are asked to maximise their safety when participating by wearing sturdy footwear, gloves, sunscreen and a hat and by bringing refreshments and a rubbish bag or bucket,” said Cr Makin.

The community can meet Council officers at HE Parker Reserve, Heathmont Road, Heathmont (Melways Map 64 C2) at the cricket pavilion.

Other community registered clean up sites open to the public are:

  • Ringwood Lake (Melways Map 49 J8). Meet at the pergola in the middle of the lake bridge from 10.00am to 12noon.
  • Ringwood Lake. Meet at the Scout Hall in Bedford Park (Melways Map 49 J8) from 11.30am to 1pm.
  • Dandenong Creek. Meet at the footbridge at the end of Marlborough Road, Heathmont (Melways Map 63 H3) from 9am to 12noon.

Please check the Clean Up Australia website for more registered locations prior to Clean Up Australia Day. Alternatively, groups can register their own site on the Clean Up Australia website.

“The Maroondah community gets behind Clean Up Australia Day every year and we value the many volunteers who keep coming back to help clean up our parks, reserves and roadsides. It would be great to see new faces this year helping to make our community even more enjoyable to live in – you’ll be warmly welcomed,” said Cr Makin.

Students and teachers can also become involved in Schools Clean Up Day on Friday 29 February or employees can join Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday 26 February.

For further information or to register your involvement call either Clean Up Australia on 1800 282 329 or Council’s Strategic Planning & Sustainability Unit on 1300 88 22 33.

Visit the Clean Up Australia website at www.cleanup.com.au.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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