Opinion: Time to clean up Yule Brook

Time for Yule Brook to be cleaned up
Time for Yule Brook to be cleaned up

OOK ULE ROOK

MAYBE the Gosnells council could take some advice from the stream care group (May 9 edition) and point them in the direction of Yule Brook.

Woodlupine Brook, before it joins Yule Brook, is clean and reasonably well maintained.

Yule Brook passes through the recently upgraded sporting grounds and community centre at Beckenham.

The state of the brook lets the whole new facility down.

Some areas are being cleared and revegetated, and in some cases grass is being mown and it looks great.

Generally, the brook is congested with grass/weeds.

This also traps debris and rubbish during flooding.

There is a trap for this as the brook passes under Brixton Street, but it never reaches it.

An inspection and cleaning of this waterway would also assist with the quality of water entering the Canning River system.

It would also make for pleasant viewing from the bridges which cross it.

GREG WILTON.

Beckenham.