A number of Clean-Up Australia Day events will be held across the region on Sunday.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 28, 2013 4:21am
Residents of the City of Greater Bendigo and Mitchell Shire are encouraged to take part in this year’s Clean-Up Australia Day on Sunday.
Mayor Lisa Ruffell said Clean-Up Australia Day was the nation’s largest community-based environmental event with more than 200,000 tonnes of rubbish collected in the past 20 years.
‘‘Clean-Up Australia Day is an enormously popular nationwide event that encourages people to make a difference by spending a couple of hours cleaning up their local area,’’ she said.
‘‘Every piece of rubbish that ends up in our parks, waterways, bushland and on our streets is potentially very harmful to local wildlife; it pollutes our environment and detracts from our otherwise beautiful City.’’
Mitchell Shire Council is offering support to any group that registers, including extra bags, assistance with rubbish disposal, the loan of safety vests and light refreshments.
There are a number of sites currently registered for this year’s event across the shire and all welcome volunteers
There will be eight public sites in Greater Bendigo to help clean-up.
For a list of Bendigo’s public clean-up sites visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au
For Mitchell Shire sites, contact the council’s waste education officer on 5734
Information is also available at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au
Emergency Services in Greater Shepparton gain valuable equipment
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.