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20 February, 2014

Keep Brisbane beautiful this Clean Up Australia Day

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on volunteers from the westside to pitch in and lend a hand on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 2 March to keep Brisbane clean and green.
Registered Clean Up Australia sites on the westside include:
• Guide Hut, Paten Park, The Gap, 4 – 6pm
• Lions Park, Bellbowrie, 8 – 10am
• Graceville East Parks, Graceville, 7 – 10am
• Indooroopilly Canoe Club, 3 – 5pm
• St John’s Wood, Ashgrove West, 7 – 9am
• Space Community Centre, Kenmore Hills, 6am – 2pm
• The Women’s College, St Lucia, 9 – 11am
• Robertson Park, Indooroopilly, 6 – 9am
• Marshall Lane, Kenmore, 8 – 11am
• Royal Parade, Ashgrove, 7 – 9am
• Fortrose Park, Kenmore, 8 – 11am
• Taylor Bridge Reserve, 9am – 12 noon
• Kookaburra Park, Karana Downs, 9 – 11am
• Moggill Creek, Kenmore, 10am – 1pm
• College Road, St Lucia, 9 – 11am
• Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coot-tha, 6 – 9am

The Lord Mayor said the annual event attracted 19,387 volunteers in Brisbane last year who picked up approximately 600 tonnes of rubbish.
“Council remains committed to preserving the attractiveness of our city and protecting our environment from waste and litter pollution,” Cr Quirk said.
“Initiatives like Clean Up Australia Day are great opportunities for the whole community to get involved in keeping our waterways clean and our parks in pristine condition.”
To register or volunteer at a clean up site within your local area, visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or turn up on the day to lend a hand. This webpage will be updated with new sites regularly.
Site locations may change depending on the weather, so residents are encouraged to check the Clean Up Australia Day website.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear a long-sleeved shirt, hat, gloves, sunglasses and enclosed footwear on the day. Residents are also encouraged to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitiser, garbage bags and adequate food and water on the day.
Clean Up Australia Day has been running since 1990 and has become the nation’s largest community based environmental event.

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