Tin Can Bay prepare for Clean Up Australia Day

Representatives from the Coastguard, Tai Chi and Lioness Club join the Fishing Club to Clean Up Australia Day on March 6

Representatives from the Coastguard, Tai Chi and Lioness Club join the Fishing Club to Clean Up Australia Day on March 6

You never know what you will find on Clean Up Australia Day. Register now and let’s clean up our coast on Sunday, March 6!

There are already eight locations, and everyone is encouraging groups and individuals to join them!

Gympie Regional Council has recruited the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club to organise the Tin Can Bay Clean Up Australia Day Event.

“The area that we will be coordinating and cleaning is from Norman Point to Crab Creek including the park area bordered by the Esplanade,” said Vice President Derek Andrews. “Members from other groups and the public are welcome to join us.

“There will be a free BBQ for the participants at Norman Point at 12pm after the clean up, and  free face painting for children who have participated. So bring your whole family along!
“As a not-for-profit organisation, one of the aims of the Fishing Club is to help in the community  – anyway we can.

“Myself and my wife, Toni, just did a trip around Australia. You’d be surprised how much rubbish is lying around. This event just makes such a difference to our community and country,” said Derek.

Maree Prior, Cooloola Coastcare Projects Coordinator said, “We are out on all clean-ups in every town, we join in with other groups like the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club, SES, Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends and QPWS in Rainbow Beach; in fact most of our members do it everyday!

“I have asked TCB Fishing Club if they can’t find much litter … that I’ll be removing Singapore Daisy from a TCB foreshore natural area – there’s not much to go.”

Grant Phelan from Parks and Wildlife will be talking with the Rainbow Beach School students about the importance of Clean Up Day in the lead up to the event.

So – let’s go and keep Australia beautiful.

Local Clean Up Australia Day sites

Anyone or groups can register their own site (in the location they prefer) or join one that is already registered:

Tin Can Bay P-10 School

Meet 9am- 2pm on March 4, at Administration/Hall, , email: rneis3@eq.edu.au

Rainbow Beach State School

March 4, from 8.30am, parade will be moved to 2pm that afternoon to avoid having the students outside in the hottest part of the day. They would love to have as many people as possible helping.

Inskip Point

March 5, 9am – 1.30pm meet at Inskip Point Road, M.V. Natone camping area Clean Up, campsite beach front Chanel 18 UHF. Email: peterwhite1966@gmail.com

Tin Can Bay Esplanade

Meet at the picnic hut near the children’s playground on the Esplanade opposite the Library 8am until noon on March 6. Contact Derek Andrews or email: elli.webb@gympie.qld.gov.au

Cooloola Cove

CCRFI meet at Centenary of Federation Park (Mauritania Ave) at 8.30am – followed by a BBQ at the ‘Vets’ Hall’ about 12pm on March 6. All welcome to come along. Sensible clothing and sunscreen essential! Water supplied.

Rainbow Beach Road

The QPWS team Rainbow Beach Road, starting from the info centre Rainbow Beach Road, 8am to noon, March 6, email: grant.phelan@npsr.qld.gov.au

Rainbow beachfront

in conjunction with QPWS, Nippers/Lifesavers will meet at the Surf Tower, 7.45am to clean up around the beach before Nippers starts at 8.30am, they welcome any helpers to join them.

Freshwater Track

The Rainbow Beach 4WD Club meet 8am on March 6 at the entrance to Freshwater Track. Held until 1pm, email: elli.webb@gympie.qld.gov.au

And there’s more on Fraser Island – find your local sites at: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

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