Community invited to get involved in Clean Up Australia Day

Greater Bendigo residents can lend a helping hand at seven local sites on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday March 1, 2020.

Clean Up Australia Day sites include Bendigo Creek, Ironbark Gully, Strathdale Park/Kennington Reservoir, Lake Eppalock, Spring Gully Reserve and Lake Tom Thumb.

Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said Clean Up Australia Day continued to be an important community event in Greater Bendigo.

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

“This year community members can also take advantage of a listening post for the Reimagining Bendigo Creek Draft Plan. Project team members will be available to talk to at the Bendigo Creek clean-up site located at Lake Weeroona Rowing Club car park.

“If you’re looking for an easy and fun way to contribute to your local community, Clean Up Australia Day is for you.”

Clean Up Australia Day 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.

Clean Up Australia Day sites on Sunday March 1, 2020:

  • Ironbark Gully 10am – 12pm

(Meet at the playground near Kalianna School, 36 Prouses Rd, North Bendigo)

  • Bendigo Creek, Bendigo 9am – 11.30am

Meet at Lake Weeroona Rowing Club car park, 34 – 36 Weeroona Avenue (includes a listening post for the Draft Reimagining Bendigo Creek Plan)

  • Spring Gully Reserve 10am – 12pm

(Meet outside the front of the Spring Gully Cricket Club rooms, 131 Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully)

  • Lake Tom Thumb, Eaglehawk 10am – 12pm

(Meet in the Park on the corner of Simpsons and Avery’s Road)

  • Lake Eppalock 10am – 12pm

(Meet at No.1 Boat Ramp, Kimbolton Pool on Sunset Drive. Contact Angela Gladman, Longlea & District Landcare Group on 0400 035 333)

  • Bendigo Creek, White Hills/Epsom 9am – 11.30am

(Meet at the Landcare gazebo in the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, adjacent to carpark, Scott Street)

  • Strathdale Park / Kennington Reservoir 9am – 11am

(Meet in parkland, the former City depot site, Cousins Street)

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