Make the Gold Coast shine this Clean Up Australia Day

14 February 2018

It’s more important than ever for Gold Coasters to roll up their sleeves and help make the city shine this Clean Up Australia Day, is the message from Mayor Tom Tate.

Joined on Surfers Paradise Beach today by Clean Up Australia Day founder Ian Kiernan AO, Mayor Tate urged everyone to get in and register to be part of the annual clean up on 4 March in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“Clean Up Australia Day falls exactly one month from the opening ceremony, so the timing is perfect for everyone to get in, roll up their sleeves and make the city shine,” Mayor Tate said.

“We are going to be in the spotlight like never before and we want everyone to assist the city in making our foreshores, waterways, parks and bushland look better than they ever have.

“Our cleaners, maintenance staff and beaches teams are putting finishing touches in place all over the city. If everyone registered for the March 4 event, we will all be helping to add that final sparkle before the party begins.”

Clean Up Australia Day Founder and chairman, Ian Kiernan said Gold Coasters have always come out in droves in support of the iconic Australian event and he hoped they would embrace it more than ever this year..

“It is such an exciting time for the Gold Coast right now and the opportunities before you are boundless. But it is up to everyone to make sure you put your best foot forward and a clean city is guaranteed to make a great impression,” Mr Kiernan said.

“Our 2017 Rubbish Report, the Queensland version of which is being released today, demonstrates that proud Queenslanders do care.

“In 2017 more than 115 thousand of you removed more than 3,300 ute loads of rubbish from your favourite streets, parks, beaches, waterways and bushland. Single use items continue to top the lists of things carelessly discarded – so it’s time to get cracking, pick them up and stay vigilant. “

Mr Kiernan said that over the past 27 years volunteers across the country have donated more than 32 million hours and removed more than 344,000 ute loads of rubbish from streets, beaches, parks, bushland and local waterways.

Visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

 

Make the Gold Coast shine this Clean Up Australia Day photo