Environment and Great Barrier Reef Minister, Meaghan Scanlon, has announced 28 community-driven projects which are funded by the Palaszczuk Government and are aimed at cleaning up the state’s beaches, rivers, and creeks.
Southern Gulf NRM are thrilled to be a part of the initiative and will be undertaking 24 litter clean ups over two years in through our region which are high profile, with high people traffic and with high biodiversity value, engaging community groups and volunteers.
Not skipping a beat, we were excited to take part in a community clean-up earlier this month in a combined effort with nearly 30 staff of the Mount Isa City Council. The day was a huge success with the removal of a whopping 4 tonnes of rubbish from the Leichardt Riverbed between Casey Street and the Isa Street Bridge.
Councillor for Environmental Management, Waste Management and Environmental Health, Paul Stretton, said the activity achieved “an excellent result and everyone involved should be commended for their hard work in what was a significant operation.”
The clean-up involved a team of 6 Southern Gulf NRM officers, as well as crews from Council’s Parks and Gardens, Local Laws, and Water and Sewer departments. Mount Isa Police Officers were also in attendance providing support for the event.