Mollymook Surf Club has been awarded the winner or the Shoalhaven City Council Report Illegal Dumping (RID) Community Champions program. The announcement was made by Mayor Amanda Findley at a special presentation in the Council Chambers. Mayor Findley congratulated each group on implementing a motivating educational campaign.
The program encouraged four organisations to compete in the final stages of an educational campaign to their community about illegal dumping. Community groups that were chosen for the final round included:
- Shoalhaven Mariners Baseball Association
- Bay and Basin Cricket Club
- Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club
- Berry Junior Touch Football Club - The panel agreed to offer supplementary support to the Club due to their excellent application.
RID Community Champions is an innovative educational program pioneered by Council Rangers that aimed to educate the public at grassroots level to prevent illegal rubbish dumping.
Shoalhaven City Council Rangers Unit Leader, Michael Jarman, said all the clubs did a fabulous job in educating their communities about illegal dumping. “We were extremely pleased with the outcome and congratulate each Club on a job well done. Thank you to all the Clubs’ members and the local community for getting involved.”
Mollymook Surf Club had the most effective campaign and will be rewarded with $5000 worth of equipment. Bay and Basin Cricket Club and Shoalhaven Mariners Baseball Association will each receive items/equipment to the value of $2500. Berry Junior Touch Football Club will receive a small equipment donation for their work.