Time to stand up, show up, CLEAN UP for the North!

Date published: 31 August 2018

Townsville City Council is calling upon local residents to stand up, show up and help clean up Townsville in a bid to rid the city of rubbish during the Great Northern Clean Up happening this weekend.

The Great Northern Clean Up is the Clean Up Australia Day of the North - an event especially scheduled to suit our tropical climate and give the community a chance to clean up before our cyclone season commences.

By joining forces with The Mundy Creek Landcare group and by working with our Northern neighbours, the clean-up gives the community the chance to come together and get their hands dirty for a good cause, whilst preventing rubbish from polluting our city and waterways.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chairperson, Cr Ann-Maree Greaney reminded local residents that our clean-up efforts will reduce the negative impact litter has on the environment.

“Council will again host a community clean-up site this year and we encourage residents to pull on their gloves and get involved,” Cr Greaney said.

“Items such as plastic bottles, cigarette butts, plastic shopping bags and soft drink containers pollute our environment so it is critical we ensure removal of such items is a top priority.

“So many people support events such as this which is a testament to our civic pride. Together we can ensure that we keep Townsville Shining.”

Information for the event is listed below:

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018
Time: 3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meet Harold Phillips Park, Garbutt (behind Castle Hill PCYC). Event will be operating from Mundy Creek.

Volunteers are reminded to practice the SunSmart strategy (Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide) throughout the event, wear enclosed shoes, and bring along a water bottle (water provided). A free BBQ will be held for all volunteers after the event and they will receive a native plant as thanks for their efforts.

Visit What's On Townsville for more information about this event.