Council urges residents to join national clean up day

Date published: 4 March 2016

Townsville City Council is encouraging residents to help keep Australia beautiful and participate in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day.

The national event to be held this Sunday, March 6, is an opportunity for residents to come together to clean up parks, beaches and neighbourhoods.

Last year the event attracted more than half a million volunteers across the country who removed 13,933 tonnes of waste.

Council will host a foreshore clean up at Bushland Beach from 8am to 10am, including a free barbecue, refreshments and native plants for all volunteers.

Smart City Sustainable Future Committee chair Cr Vern Veitch encouraged residents to lend a hand.

“We live in paradise here in North Queensland but we need to work hard to keep it beautiful for everyone to enjoy,” Cr Veitch said.

“Council is pleased to get on board with this national event once again and work together with residents to pick up rubbish and keep our local community beautiful.”

Residents are asked to bring a hat, sleeved shirt and closed-in shoes. The meeting point is the Bushland Beach foreshore at the end of Mount Low Parkway.

To register your own event or find out the full list of clean up locations, visit