Mayor Gash commends Nowra Aboriginal Land Council on clean up
March 18, 2013
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has praised the Nowra Aboriginal Land Council (NALC) following their commitment in assisting Council Rangers fight illegal dumping.
Council Rangers were notified of substantial amounts of building waste, household furniture, children’s play equipment and general rubbish that had been illegally dumped within NALC controlled bush land at Mundamia in early 2013.
Mayor Gash said that once notified by Council Rangers as to the presence and location of the illegally dumped material, the NALC were able to expedite the removal of the waste and put in place a number of other measures to deter further dumping.
“Illegal dumping is an ongoing issue within Shoalhaven City and one that I’m sure disgusts the majority of local residents,” said Clr Gash.
“Shoalhaven City is home to some of the most pristine natural environments on the entire eastern seaboard.
“To see a group of thoughtless residents continuing to show scant regard for both the environment and their fellow residents is nothing short of sickening.”
“In saying that, I would certainly like to praise the hard working members of the Nowra Aboriginal Land Council for their amazingly swift efforts in cleaning a host of dumped waste in land controlled by the organisation at Mundamia.”
“Council Rangers have reported the site to be clear of rubbish and returned to its natural state.”
“Further to this, members of the NALC have also taken measures to deter further illegal dumping by creating earth mounds and implementing traffic poles to prevent vehicular access.”
“On behalf of Council, I would certainly like to both thank and congratulate the NALC for their fantastic work in the fight against illegal dumping.”
Mayor Gash said Council Rangers will continue to pursue the owners of the illegally dumped rubbish if any new information comes to notice.