**Clean Up Australia Update 2019**
QPRC has informed us that
“Clean Up Australia Day guidelines are that roadside collections are only allowed on council roads (as opposed to arterial or freeways), with a speed limit of 40kms per hour. So the two examples you’ve mentioned wouldn’t be allowed under these guidelines.”
So unfortunately at this stage we will not be organising a clean Bywong event until this changes as we have no roads at 40km/hr. We would like to thank those residents over the past decade and further for their efforts at Clean Up Australia Day, but we will not be holding an event at present.
No need to tell you what the problem is – roadsides are littered with rubbish from passing traffic …..you can choose a section of a main road or just do out front of your own block…we need helpers! Importantly though we need to know that we are safe in doing so……and have been informed that volunteers cleaning up so called ‘arterial roads’ may not have insurance protection from CUA – or we believe – Council! This is a painful situation- and we are pursuing a solution…there’s no doubt that the roads need cleaning up- so watch this space……..
Please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration with Clean Up Australia gives insurance protection, helps us to keep across which areas are being cleaned or not!
It also helps us to organise final collection points of rubbish once completed. (Palerang council helps with this!)
Of course we can then supply you with plenty of strong garbage bags and a high visibility vest to help keep you safe.