Mayor, Gash praises community groups for clean up efforts
July 30, 2013
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has encouraged local resident to take a more proactive approach to keeping the City tidy.
Mayor, Gash singled out the excellent work of both the Huskisson and Shoalhaven Heads residents who had both made a conscious effort to keep their community tidy.
“I have certainly been impressed by the ongoing commitment by some local residents who have dedicated themselves to keeping their area clean of rubbish,” said Clr Gash.
“Huskisson received the 2012 Clean Beach Award as a result of the effort of local residents who work hard to ensure the beach remains pristine while also working with Council in other areas for the benefit of the entire community.
“We also recently witnessed the hard work of the Shoalhaven Heads community who banded together to clean up the area following the recent floods.”
“The effort of a few hard working locals has clearly demonstrated that a little bit of work goes a long way when it comes to keeping the area clean and tidy.”
Mayor Gash said she was concerned that some residents were continuing to illegally dump material across the area while littering was becoming common place in some pockets of the City.
“Council staff are doing an effective job of removing much of the waste and litter that builds up across the area on a daily basis,” said Clr Gash.
“I would certainly encourage local residents that come across pockets of litter as part of their daily routines to take the time to remove the material and place it in the bin.”
“This action will only take a minute of your time but will have long lasting effects for not only the local environment but the overall look of the City.”
“Should a group or association be keen to organise a working bee to help in cleaning any local areas I would be very happy to assist in any way possible.”