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Clean Up Australia Day: help do your bit to clean up your neighbourhood

Posted 27 February 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is encouraging everyone in the community to help do their bit on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 3 March 2013.

Mayor Jacovou said 2013 marks the 24th year of Clean Up Australia Day and organisers are gearing up for another successful event this year.

“Last year, the Hurstville community collected more than six tonnes of rubbish across 15 registered sites,” he said.

“Clean up Australia Day is one way that local residents can make a difference as every set of hands helps to reduce pollution and conserve our parks, waterways and recreational open spaces.

“Over the years, local residents have been wonderful supporters of this event and through their ongoing commitment, they are helping to make our recreational facilities rubbish free and more appealing for everyone.”

Mayor Jacovou is urging residents to attend one of the registered sites and roll up their sleeves to help beautify the local environment.

“Simply visit the Clean Up Australia Day website and choose from a list of registered sites to lend a hand with your family or friends, or nominate your own site,” he said.

Registered sites include Kempt Field, Forest Road, Ogilvy Street Reserve, Georges River, Banksia Place, PELC Surrounds, Clarendon Road, Beverly Hills Park and Oatley Park.

To thank volunteers for their support, Council will host a free barbeque at The Castle, Oatley Park from 12.00pm onwards. Remember to wear enclosed shoes and bring water, gardening gloves, sun protection and insect repellent.

For more information, visit www.cleanup.org.au or phone Council’s Projects Coordinator Waste Services, Samantha Watkins on 9330 6155.

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