Bundaberg 4WD Club spends a lot of time enjoying the great outdoors and on Clean Up Australia Day, they’ll be doing their part to protect it.
The club’s environmental officer Graham Telfer said around 30 members would come together on March 3 to clean up the beaches and national park between the Kinkuna camping grounds and Theodolite Creek.
“As a club we go down to Kinkuna National Park quite regularly to brush up on sand driving skills and teach new members the rules and regulations,” Mr Telfer said.
“We want to spread the message to people about the importance of helping to maintain these areas. As visitors to a national park, if you help to keep it clean and tidy it can stay open.”
He said the club had registered to tidy the Kinkuna National Park area on Clean up Australia Day for the past 15 years, with the exception of one year when the park was inaccessible due to weather conditions.
“It’s just such a great area. It’s so close to town for families to go four wheel driving and camping.
“Unfortunately litter in the area can be a problem with people regularly leaving behind water bottles, beer bottles, cans and takeaway containers.”
How to register for Clean Up Australia Day
Council’s Environment portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said this year Clean Up Australia Day would be held on Sunday 3 March, with Clean Up Business Day being held on Tuesday 26 February and Clean up Schools Day on Friday 1 March.
“Council is able to assist registered groups and individuals with the supply of a limited quantity of gloves and bags to aid with the collection of rubbish,” Cr Honor said.
“I urge all residents to visit the Clean Up Australia Day website and register their own area or nominate to join someone else’s group and do their part to preserve our streets, parks and beautiful natural areas. Keeping our region litter-free is everyone’s responsibility.”
Register to participate at cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or phone 1800 282 329. Requests for additional items should be submitted to Council Events at 1300 883 699 prior to Friday, February 15.