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Clean Up Australia Day

Posted 19 February 2009 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati is encouraging everyone in the community to don a pair of gloves and join with friends and family to help clean up the Hurstville local government area as part of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 1 March 2009.

Mayor Badalati said Clean Up Australia Day is a perfect opportunity for Hurstville City residents to help enhance our local parks and waterways and think of ways to reduce our communitys environmental impact.

“In the City of Hurstville, we are very fortunate to have access to 165 parks covering 248 hectares, with a rich array of flora and fauna,” he said.

“We all have a responsibility to preserve and protect these wonderful natural assets, which belong to everyone in our community.

“You can either turn up at one of Councils sites to lend a hand or register your own venue on the Clean Up Australia Day website.”

Council will hold clean up events at the following locations and times:

Basil Street Reserve , Riverwood 8.30am - 11.00am
Oatley Park , Oatley 8.00am - 12.00pm
Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands , Oatley 8.30am - 11.00am
Lugarno Boardwalk , Lugarno 9.00am - 11.30am
Banksia Place Creek , Lugarno 8.00am - 11.00am
Salt Pan Creek , Peakhurst 9.00am - 10.30am
Myles Dunphy Reserve , Oatley 8.30am - 12.00pm

To thank volunteers for their support, Council will host a free barbeque at The Castle, Oatley Park from 12.00pm onwards, with great prizes to be won.

Remember to wear enclosed shoes and bring water, gardening gloves, sun protection and insect repellent.

Clean Up Australia Day began in 1989 and is now Australias largest community-based environmental event.

For more information, visit www.cleanup.org.au or phone Councils Waste Project Co-ordinator Margaux Park on 9330 6155.