Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations

    Volunteer call to help Clean Up Australia

    2/03/2019 8:00 AM
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    Western Australians are being urged to roll up their sleeves and show they care for their local environment by taking part in Clean Up Australia Day tomorrow (March 3).


    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has encouraged volunteers to get involved in the nation's largest community-based environmental event.


    Clean Up Australia Day is a not-for-profit community-based organisation founded in 1989 to inspire and work with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.


    Over the last 29 years, volunteers have donated more than 33 million hours at more than 178,000 locations across the country. Together they have removed the equivalent of 350,000 ute-loads of rubbish across Australia.


    More than 500 sites have registered for clean-up in Western Australia, including schools, parks, beaches and local streets.


    To volunteer, go to the Clean Up Australia Day website and either join a registered site or create one of your own.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Clean Up Australia Day encourages all of us to dispose of our litter responsibly to keep our beaches, parks and local communities clean.


    "I would like to extend my thanks to organisations like Keep Australia Beautiful, who work tirelessly to keep our land, marine and river environments free of litter to protect marine animals and birds.


    "The McGowan Government has demonstrated its commitment to reducing litter with a number of initiatives that directly target litter, including a ban on lightweight plastic bags and the introduction of a container deposit scheme next year.


    "I encourage all Western Australians to donate some time this Sunday to help keep our State beautiful and litter free."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800