Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is encouraging our local community to support Clean Up Australia initiatives across the Kiama electorate this Sunday 3rd March 2024 to join in on this important collective action to combat litter and pollution.

Mr Ward said that in 2023, over 760,000 Australians pulled on their gloves and gathered for the iconic Clean Up Australia.

“This year Clean Up Australia is hoping to bring generations together to help tidy up our local communities while seeing first-hand why we need to work together to prevent litter from entering our natural environment in the first place,” he said.

“I will be down at the Mahogany Creek Reserve in North Nowra this Sunday 3rd March 2024 between 9am and 12pm, joining with some of the local Mahogany Creek Reserve Landcare volunteers to help to clean up our reserve and to keep it beautiful for our local residents and the amazing wildlife which is now returning.

“Seeing the types of litter lining our streets, bushlands, and waterways, it encourages each of us to consider practical ways we can prevent that litter in the first place. Clean Up Australia not only addresses the issue of litter but also raises awareness around waste reduction, recycling and creating a sustainable future.

Vapes, cigarette butts, coffee cups, soft plastics and other waste are amongst the most commonly reported items collected by local Clean Up Australia volunteers.

“As a passionate conservationist, I understand the importance of initiatives such as Clean Up Australia and I am also urging local residents and community groups to get involved this weekend and to show your support for this fantastic initiative,” Mr Ward concluded.

Registrations for Clean Up Australia Day 2024 are now open. All volunteers receive a free Clean Up kit, containing gloves and bags and other resources, with packs for individuals, families and local community groups available (businesses are asked to pay a small fee to cover costs).

Please click here to find out more information and how to get involved.