Rubbish left by holiday makers along the Moorabee foreshore has angered residents.BRONWYN BEYERS January 10, 2013 4:23am
District residents have been left angered by the amount of rubbish left behind by holiday makers along the Moorabbee foreshore.
‘‘It’s just disgusting out there,’’ resident Mark West said.
‘‘We’ve just been out there and there’s toilet paper and rubbish all over the place.’’
Holiday makers and visitors to the lake had nowhere to put their rubbish, and many choose simply to leave it behind, Mr West said.
‘‘It’s not local people doing it because it happened this time last year, as well,’’ he said.
‘‘When it looks like that, with rubbish everywhere, who’d want to come back?’’
Last year and again this year, the McIvor Times received a number of complaints from residents over the lack of bins along the Eppalock foreshore, which is managed by Goulburn-Murray Water.
G-MW spokesperson Chris Braden said the company removed the bulk of rubbish bins from Lake Eppalock and other storages a number of years ago after the service was abused.
‘‘We were getting everything dumped in the bins from mattresses and televisions to household rubbish, and it was costing a lot of money,’’ Mr Braden said.
‘‘What we have now are contractors who regularly go around the foreshore picking up rubbish and if we’re notified that there’s been rubbish dumped somewhere, we send them in to clean it up.
‘‘Each of our Goulburn-Murray Water vehicles, including my own four-wheel drive, carries rubbish bags and gloves, so if any of us see rubbish lying around, we do our bit and clean it up ourselves.’’
There are also signs placed all around the foreshore instructing visitors to take their rubbish away with them, he said.
Mr Braden said having bins in the area did not always make much difference.
‘‘I was up at Laanecoorie (reservoir) on Saturday and there are bins in some places there, but people hadn’t bothered to use the bins and just dumped their rubbish, even though the bin was only a few metres away,’’ he said.
‘‘The onus really comes back onto the public to be responsible, take their rubbish with them and show some respect for these areas.’’
Five shopfronts and a car were damaged following a spate of vandalism on St Georges Rd.
At the presentations located at the half-way mark of YMGCR's Lake Course, PGA Legends Co-Ordinator Andy Rogers said, "It's been a great three days.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
A FESTIVAL aimed at high school students will be held in Echuca next month.
ROCHESTER has welcomed a new family into the community this year.
More of the districts newest preps
No end to V/Line's troubles
The Finley community will always remember the tremendous Trevor Hendy, who was friends with everyone.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
Cobram’s Adriana Fazio has battled cancer for the past seven years and is now one of the faces of the Fight Cancer Foundation’s fundraising efforts
World War II veteran Max Gunn reflects on town's historic recognition.
There’s been a big win for SPC and Australian tomato growers.
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.