Blue Mountains News

Clean Up Australia Day 2019

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 8 May 2019 - Posted: 12 Mar 2019
Glenbrook Native Plants Society participated in Clean Up Australia Day 2019 with Australian Air Force Cadets and volunteers from the area
Clean Up Australia Day 2019 - Volunteers do make a difference!

Supported by Blue Mountains City Council, 11 community groups worked to clear rubbish in the local government area on Sunday, 3rd March as part of Clean Up Australia Day.

From the cliffs below Echo Point, to parks and ovals, volunteers skipped their Sunday morning sleep-in, donned gloves and cleared rubbish.

Twelve school groups also worked on Friday, 1 March and Monday 4, March to do their bit for the environment and one business group also signed up to the cause.

Blue Mountains Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, offered a big thanks to those who volunteered for the event.

"The efforts of local volunteers on Clean Up Australia Day makes a big difference. We appreciate all their hard work."

In Katoomba, more than 20 SES volunteers turned up to deal with rubbish dumped immediately below Echo Point, one of Australia's most iconic and popular lookouts.

Experienced abseilers worked from ropes to remove 10 large bags of rubbish - including mobile phones and a shopping trolley - from the cliff line below the lookout.

Other SES volunteers also worked at the base of Echo Point where they filled 22 large bags and also found a washing machine, street signs and beer kegs.

Local volunteers reported less rubbish in our bush, compared to previous years.

Across the country, over half a million volunteers cleaned up. Held on the first Sunday in March each year, Clean Up Australia Day is now in its 29th year.

The SES also cleared rubbish from below the lookouts at Echo Point.
 
Mt Dan's Adventures Mt Dan Mt Dan Mt Dan's Adventures

Recent News

Closing Date for Bushfire Recovery Community Grants Program Extended
Closing Date for Bushfire Recovery Community Grants Program Extended
The closing date for applications under Council’s Bushfire Recovery Community...
Australia Day Awards Recognise Outstanding Blue Mountains Citizens
Australia Day Awards Recognise Outstanding Blue Mountains Citizens
Outstanding citizens were celebrated at Blue Mountains City Council’s...
Lighting Upgrade for Dukes Oval
Lighting Upgrade for Dukes Oval
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced that a lighting upgrade...
Temporary Closure: Section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Leura
Temporary Closure: Section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Leura
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park –...
Council Works with Community Representatives to Shape the Future of Katoomba
Council Works with Community Representatives to Shape the Future of Katoomba
Blue Mountains City Council is working with representatives of the community...

What's New

Summer sale at Kilbeggan Cottage!
Summer sale at Kilbeggan Cottage!
Kilbeggan Cottage Enjoy 20% off if you stay between Friday 8th January and Thursday 11th February.
Valentine Day Cadillac tour + Rose $150
Valentine Day Cadillac tour + Rose $150
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs 1929 "The Gatsby" era Limousine Experience - 30 mins Plus a Rose. "Jump in the back seat of my Cadillac !!"
5 Caves Open with Small Tour Groups
5 Caves Open with Small Tour Groups
Jenolan Caves Booking Essential. Bring a facemask and enjoy exclusive small tour groups.
School Holidays Are Here!
School Holidays Are Here!
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Family friendly, fully self contained cottages on offer
Enjoy a cottage in the Blue Mountains
Enjoy a cottage in the Blue Mountains
Matildas Of Leura Enjoy a comfortable stay in this delightful self-contained 3 bed cottage only minutes from Leura Mall
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Fish, Forage & Fossick 4WD Adventure19th & 20th April, 4WD Tag-a-Long Tour exploring the Oberon/Jenolan region staying in deluxe cabins Jenolan Holiday ParkView Simmo's Offroad Tours »