Rubbish left by campers at events such as this weekend's Southern 80 ski-race is a problem in need of a solution, says Tom Weyrich.By Kathleen Tonini
With the Club Marine Southern 80 comes campers and with campers comes rubbish.
Moama-Echuca River Users Group chairperson Tom Weyrich said enough was enough.
Mr Weyrich said the group was concerned about the rubbish that not only ended up in the Murray River, but also along its edges.
He said the group had warned authorities years ago that the ‘take in, take out’ policy would not work.
‘‘I think it’s been proven it doesn’t work,’’ Mr Weyrich said.
He said a solution needed to be found for the persistent rubbish problem.
‘‘Most people do the right thing, but there is always the element who won’t,’’ he said.
‘‘We need to resolve this issue once and for all.’’
Mr Weyrich said the answer was quite simple
Most of the problems occurred in camping spots on the Victorian side of the river, as most of the NSW side of the Murray was privately owned, he said.
‘‘Why we have procrastinated over so many of these issues is beyond me.’’
Mr Weyrich said Echuca-Moama wanted tourists, including camping tourists, to visit the area.
‘‘The tourists come, we want them to come
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