Clean Up Australia Day - Shellharbour

Shellharbour City residents are encouraged to join forces for Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday 4 March and help get rid of accumulated rubbish in their community.

Shellharbour City Mayor Marianne Saliba said the day was part of Council's long term commitment to improving the environment at a local level.

Council's Environmental Leadership Program was launched in July 2013 and supports staff to be environmentally aware, engaged and focused on delivering practical environmental outcomes for the organisation.

"I encourage everyone to get involved. This campaign raises awareness about the negative impact loose rubbish has on our environment, and empowers everyone involved to be part of the solution," Cr Saliba said.

“When rubbish is gone, nature can carry on and we can enjoy the beautiful environment in which we are lucky enough to live.”

The first national Clean Up Australia Day event was in 1990. In the past 27 years, Australians have devoted more than 32 million hours towards the environment through Clean Up Australia Day and collected over 344 thousand tonnes of rubbish.

For more information on how to get involved in a local Clean Up Australia Day event contact Council on 4221 6111 or visit:

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.