Bingara Preparing for another busy Clean Up Australia Day

February 28, 2013

Cunningham Park between Hall’s Creek and the Gwydir River will once again be the registration site for this years Clean Up Australia Day event in Bingara for this Sunday March 3. 

Last year 80 volunteers participated, and this year even more sites have been registered.  This is no reflection on the towns cleanliness.  Bingara is looking green and clean after the recent rain.  Councils environmental team, as well as local residents are doing a fantastic job to maintain the beautiful surrounds.

Compared to many other communities, Bingara residents are very fortunate to not encounter the overwhelming levels of pollution seen in other areas.  Community pride is alive and well in Bingara.  There is however, no place for complacency.

Last years volunteers removed an amazing amount of waste from the local environment.  One of the most disturbing finds was a large illegal dump of more than 200 glass bottles, neatly stacked under cardboard cartons and carelessly discarded on the River Bank, worse still, in a known platypus habitat.

This years nominated sites includes the following areas:
• ‘The 3 Mile’ – Elizabeth Kakoschke
• Batterham’s Lookout – Bingara Lions
• Bingara River Front – Gwydir Shire + Bingara Lions
• All Nations Hill – Bingara MPS
• The Glacial Area – Bingara SES
• Below the Pump House
• Gwydir River – Bingara Anglers Club
• Halls Creek – Bingara Youth Space
• Warialda Road – Warialda Road Residents
• Narrabri Road – Bingara Garden Club
• The Junction- Vision 20/20
• Bingara Central School has registered this year for the Clean Up Day at School, which will have students and teachers doing their bit and being good sports this Friday March 1.

Bingara CWA, in conjunction with Bingara Central School hospitality students have been busy in the kitchen cooking morning tea for Cleanup volunteers. CWA representative, Mrs Fay MacCartney, commended the secondary students on their enthusiasm, courtesy, and attention to detail. “I had a ball working with these students’ she said.

Bingara Lions have once again kindly agreed to cater for this community event.

Bingara Youth Space are planning an early start this year, with registration from 7am.

On Sunday, all volunteers are required to sign the official registration form.

All Children under 15 years are required to be accompanied by and supervised by an adult.

Sturdy enclosed footwear, gloves and protective clothing including a hat must be worn.

“Go on be a good sport, you never know what you might see, you never know what you might help!”

Any enquiries please contact Elizabeth Kakoschke 0447 065 607 or Steve Adams (Bingara Lions) 6729 4132.

Site supervisors are asked to take a camera and photograph their teams.