Cleaning up for Australia on March 5

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Volunteers taking part in Clean Up Australia Day which will take place on Sunday, March 5 at locations across the country. Photo: Contributed  

Every day should be clean up Australia Day – don’t ever pass by something that you can pick up, but the annual day of putting in some extra time to make cleaning up our lovely area an absolute priority is once again happening on Sunday, March 5.  

The annual day of collecting rubbish is also a great day out with like-minded people and the 33rd national ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ has many local events taking place across the Sunshine Coast region.  

If you love where you live and want to make it even better, then this day and event is for you and this year several groups will be running clean-ups in our local area.  

Sadly, images such as this showing rubbish along our beautiful coast are often too familiar – will you join a clean-up event and help collect rubbish from our region? Photo: CNSCC 

Local clean-up events include –  

  • Peregian Beach – There will be an information stall at the Peregian Beach Surf Club Markets from 8-11am where you can register. The official clean-up event will meet at the skate park and run from 9-10.30am.  
  • Coolum Beach – Meet at Tickle Park Coolum Beach.  9-10.30am.  
  • Raw Energy Coolum – Meeting at Raw Energy Cafe on David Low Way in Coolum Beach from 7-8am.  
  • Birrahl Park, Yaroomba – Meeting at Birrahl Park at the Warragah Parade end near the BBQ from 8-10am.  
  • North Shore Road Twin Waters – Meeting at the park at the end of North Shore road on the left side in the picnic area. 7.30-9.30am.  
  • Pacific Paradise – BBQ area on Gayome Street. 7.30-10am.  

Everyone is welcome to join in and the day presents a great opportunity to get to know more people from your community and make a real difference. 

Registration is free and covers participants under Clean Up Australia Day’s public liability insurance. 

Sunshine Coast Council Environment Portfolio Councillor Maria Suarez, who will join in at Coolum, said Clean Up Australia Day was a reminder to respect our environment and love where we live. 

“A lot of us choose to live on the Sunshine Coast because of its stunning natural environment – keeping it clean helps it stay that way,” Cr Suarez said. 

“Council proudly supports the event through the Waste 2 Resource Education Program, assisting groups to organise their events, and arranging for the litter to be collected. 

“And we are grateful to the many amazing groups and individuals who participate in and lead our region’s clean-up activities, both on Clean Up Australia Day and throughout the year. 

“They do an amazing job every year, helping council to achieve its vision of a sustainable region, and I thank all the volunteers for being so generous with their time.”  

Cr Suarez said the important event was also a reminder that every day was a clean-up day. 

“Picking up even just one piece of litter can make a real difference,” Cr Suarez said. 

For more information on the day and to find a clean-up event or register an event please visit 

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