SHELLHARBOUR City residents are encouraged to do their part for the area by taking part in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday.
The council hopes a lot of people register at the clean-up sites in the area, including large parts of the Lake Illawarra foreshore and other reserves.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a great way to keep our city looking beautiful, while having a fun day out with family and friends,’’ Shellharbour City Council Deputy Mayor Paul Rankin said.
‘‘You look around Shellharbour City and there’s just so many beautiful areas. We all need to do all we can to pitch in and maintain the natural beauty we have here.’’
While Clean Up Australia Day might only happen once a year, Cr Rankin said he believed Shellharbour City residents recognised the importance of keeping their city clean. ‘‘We always get a huge number of people signing up to take part each year and I think that just shows the pride people from Shellharbour City have for where they live.
‘‘There’s nothing worse than going to a town or a city and seeing a beach or park covered in rubbish, and the people of Shellharbour know that if we want people to visit our area then we need to keep it clean, and I think for the most part we do a pretty good job of that.’’
Those who register at one of the 21 council clean-up locations will go in the draw to take part in the Clean Up Treasure Hunt held at Redall Reserve at 11.30am.
The entries drawn will dig for more than $1000 worth of prizes.
Registration starts at 9am, with the clean up running until 11am.
To find a clean-up site, head online to clean
up.org.au and enter your postcode. More information is also available by phoning the council on 42216111.