Image: Simon East from Adam’s Trailers, Ranger – Illegal Dumping, Phil McNeice, CEO of the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council, Alfred Wellington and Mayor, Joanna Gash.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has presented the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council (JLALC) with a new trailer to assist the organisation in addressing illegal dumping.
The purpose built box trailer will allow work crews associated with JLALC to remove illegally dumped rubbish on land under control of the organisation where Council’s Rangers have been unable to identify those responsible.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was particularly pleasing to see Council working with the JLALC to help clean up areas that had been affected by the illegal dumping of waste.
“Land under the control of the JLALC at Orient Point, Culburra Beach and Forest Road, Comberton has long been recognised as a hot spot for illegal dumping,” said Clr Gash.
“While Ranger Service’s staff regularly patrol these known dumping hot spots in an attempt to identify those responsible it is an unfortunate reality that this practice still continues.
“This new trailer will allow those associated with the JLALC to remove any illegally dumped waste from these areas in cases where the responsible party has not been identified.”
“The swift removal of waste is a proven strategy in deterring illegal dumping with residents less likely to dump items in a clean or pristine area.”
“It is extremely exciting to see Council collaborating with the JLALC for the betterment of the local environment and community.”
Council Rangers donated the box trailer through funding received through the Southern Council Group via the Environmental Protection Authority as part of the Regional Illawarra Dumping Program.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170