Several local events on Clean Up Australia Day

Clean up Australia Day 2017Clean up Australia Day volunteers from 2017

Clean Up Australia Day will take place across the country on March 1 with several events set to take place across the Coast.

Clean Up Australia Day 2020 also marks a significant milestone for the country’s largest community based environmental event, with it marking its 30th anniversary.

With that milestone on the horizon, the team behind Clean Up Australia Day are hoping for a record turnout at events across the country.

“What my father started 30 years ago has grown into a powerful grassroots movement and we’re excited to continue to inspire and empower individuals and communities to take positive steps that make a difference, not just on Clean Up Australia Day, but all year round,” said Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan.

Since the first Clean Up Australia Day, 17.7 million Australians have donated their time to keep Australia clean.

“That equates to 35 million hours of volunteer time, removing more than 365,000 ute loads of rubbish from our environment,” Kiernan explained.

Clean up events happening around the former Gosford LGA are: Baiada Peats Ridge Farms; Alan Davidson Oval, Wyoming; McDonalds Erina; Chertsey Primary School; Gosford Public Wharf and waterfront; Kariong; Yerin Bridge/Erina Creek; Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre; Cleanaway Somersby Depot; Narara Valley High School; Avoca Lagoon; Green Point waterfront; Terrigal Rotary Park; Terrigal Beach; Bonnie Lookout, Copacabana; Kincumber South; Killcare Heights; Empire Bay waterfront; Pearl Beach; and the Brisbane Water at Woy Woy

These clean ups are being run by various community groups, organisations and individuals, and may be subject to change but are true and correct as at February 19.

It is anticipated that more clean-ups will be registered in the lead up to the event and residents who don’t have a clean-up in their immediate area are encouraged to check the Clean Up Australia Day event map (located on the Clean Up Australia Day website) regularly, or to start their own event if they feel an area in need of cleaning in their suburb is being overlooked.

Media release, Feb 10
Mariel Malabanan, Haystac PR
Website, Feb 19
Clean Up Australia Day event map: Gosford
Reporter: Dilon Luke