Local sites named for Clean Up Australia Day

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Greater Bendigo residents can lend a hand to help clean up eight local sites this Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday March 4, 2018.

Clean Up Australia Day sites will be held at Huntly clay pits, Ironbark Gully, Axedale Public Cemetery, Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, White Hills Cemetery, Eaglehawk Cemetery, Bendigo Cemetery and Strathdale Park.

Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said Clean Up Australia Day was an important community event and a great way for residents to come together and clean up local parks, reserves and bushland areas.

“I encourage people to get involved at one of the public sites that have been organised by local community groups and other organisations with support from the City. It’s a great thing to do for your local area,” Cr O’Rourke said.

“Last year, the community removed more than 1,000 kilograms of rubbish from Greater Bendigo’s parks and reserves, which was a great effort.”

Volunteers must register with the site coordinator upon arrival at the meeting point and are asked to wear suitable clothing, sturdy footwear, gloves and sun protection. Volunteers should also bring along something to drink and eat.

Children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

The time, meeting points and location of all public sites is available from www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.

Sites, times and meeting places in Greater Bendigo are as follows:

Ironbark Gully

10am – 12pm (meet at the playground near Kalianna School, 36 Prouses Rd, North Bendigo)

Axedale Public Cemetery

8.30am – 11.30am - Cemetery Road Axedale (meet inside front gate)

Kangaroo Flat Cemetery

8.30am – 11.30am - 33-49 Helm Street (meet inside the gates near the chapel)

White Hills Cemetery

8.30am – 11.30am - corner of St Killian Street and Holdsworth Road (meet near the toilet block off St Killian Street near the lawn area)

Eaglehawk Cemetery

8.30am – 11.30am - 5 Victoria Street (meet at the Elaine McNamara Chapel)

Bendigo Cemetery

8.30am – 11.30am - 70 Carpenter Street (meet inside front gate at the Sexton’s Residence)

Strathdale Park

10am – 1pm (Meet outside Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre, Crook Street, Strathdale)

Huntly clay pits

8.30am – 10.30am (meet at the Huntly clay pits at the end of Burgoyne Street, just over the railway bridge, gravel road, first turn on the right, follow signs. Contact Nicole Howie 0413 974 074)


For more information please contact Senior Environment Officer Anthony Sheean on 0419 762 787.

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