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Join the clean this Clean Up Australia Day

23 February 2023

Southern Grampians residents are invited to get involved with local clean-up activities around the region this Clean Up Australia Day.

Council is once again partnering with the Hamilton Rotary Club and are encouraging community members to help reduce discarded waste.

Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor David Robertson said it would be great to increase the numbers from last year’s successful event and encourages young and old to come down and lend a hand.

“This year will see us focus our attention at Lake Hamilton to collect rubbish along the lakeside before it makes its way into the water system,” said Cr Robertson.

“We will meet at the Brumley Park BBQ area between 10:00am – 12:00pm where Council will supply residents with necessary equipment which will be followed by a free BBQ.

“It’s incredibility important that we all understand the impact leaving small amounts of rubbish has on our environmental health and how that sort of behaviour impacts on the overall sustainability of so many ecosystems within the Southern Grampians.

“It doesn’t take a lot of effort - by working together and all doing our bit we can ensure that we keep our region clean. This work is not something that should be done annually, but by taking the time to appropriately dispose of your rubbish or picking up something on the ground rather than walking over it makes a big impact to the overall appearance of our townships.

“So if you have a bit of time next Friday, contact Council to register, pop down to the Lake and let’s help one another to keep Southern Grampians pristine,” said Cr Robertson.

Traditionally celebrated annually on the first Sunday in March, this year residents are invited to take part on Friday 3 March 2023 from 10:00am – 12:00pm which will be followed by a free BBQ supported by Council and the Hamilton Rotary Club.

“Grab your mates, co-workers and family members and head down to Lake Hamilton to help get cleaning,” concluded Cr Robertson.

Results from the 2022 National Rubbish Report as compiled from Clean Up Australia volunteers recorded that plastics account for 63% of the rubbish items removed from our parks, schools, bushland, creeks, beaches and roadways, which was a 17% increase from 2021.

Residents are encouraged to register by contacting Council Customer Service Team on 5573 0444 or by email at

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