Thanks to the Fraser Coast 4WD Club, three ute loads of rubbish were cleared from beaches on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
Thanks to the Fraser Coast 4WD Club, three ute loads of rubbish were cleared from beaches on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Keeping Fraser Island pristine

THE FRASER Coast 4WD Club has been at it again, cleaning up the region to make it better for all of us.

The club’s latest venture was on Fraser Island where members picked up rubbish from Waddy Point to just past Indian Head.

Club president Robert Selby said the 15 volunteers also combed the top of Indian Head, around champagne pools including the inland track and sand dunes, as well about four kilometres south of Indian Head.

They spent a whole day carrying out the often thankless work and collected at least three ute loads of rubbish.

The waste was mainly beer bottles, soft drink cans and packing but also included dumped car parts and timber doors off boats.

Mr Selby said the day was a great success and was one of many clean up events the club had undertaken over the past six years.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Clean Up Australia Day co-ordinator, Brenda Watt, helped organise the event, providing skip bins on the island for the club to use.

Mr Selby said Qld Parks and Wildlife Service rangers also played a part, collecting rubbish. It timed well with Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday.

There are a number of Fraser Coast sites, with co-ordinator details, registered with www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au for this weekend. They include:

Bill Fraser Park – Torquay

Community Hall – River Heads

Big Woody Island

Gatakers Bay Parkland

Apex Park – Pialba

North Street – Point Vernon

Condor Lakes – Eli Waters

Links Corridor

Eagles Nest – Point Vernon

Torquay Beach – Torquay

The Australia Air League

Pialba Parklands

Urangan Boat Harbour

Toogoom

Anzac Park – Maryborough

Tinnanbar Road – Tinnanbar

Alice Street to Ferry Street – Maryborough

Maryborough Railway Yards

Prickett Aquatic Park/Pioneer Country Park

Fay Smith Wetlands Conservation Park

Granville Road – Maaroom



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