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Look after parks and beaches over Christmas holidays

20 December 2019

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is appealing to everyone visiting parks and beaches over the school holidays and Christmas-New Year period to get rid of their rubbish responsibly.

Cr Stuart Taylor said the Christmas holidays were a great opportunity to rest, relax and come together to celebrate, but Council workers often faced a large clean-up after it was all over.

“With a range of fantastic events planned and forecasts for a hot, dry summer, our beautiful beaches, parks and foreshore areas will attract a lot of people over the holidays,” he said.

“Council has organised extra bins at Hervey Bay foreshore parks that will be serviced daily as well as skip bins in key locations such as the All Abilities Park, Scarness Park and Ernie Organ Park.

“There will also be additional bins in Maryborough and the southern parts of the Fraser Coast, including Anzac Park, Brendan Hansen Park, Woocoo Park, Prickett Aquatic Park, Petrie Park and Memorial Park Tiaro.

“We will have additional crew working in the morning each day over the holidays to help clean up any overflow of rubbish, but we just urge everyone to do the right thing and put their rubbish in the bins provided.

“Littering is un-Australian, and not only that, it could also result in a $266 fine.

“Enjoy the time with your friends and families, but please think about the environment and clean up your rubbish before you leave the beach or park.”

To report any vandalism, rubbish, vegetation damage or facilities damage during the public holidays or weekends, please call the Council’s after hours contact number on 1300 79 49 29.