Rubbish left on reserve

Top: A used treadmill is dumped close to the Woodman Point Lighthouse. Above: Syringes have been found near the lighthouse, frequently used by people to walk their dogs.
Top: A used treadmill is dumped close to the Woodman Point Lighthouse. Above: Syringes have been found near the lighthouse, frequently used by people to walk their dogs.

The surrounds of the category A heritage item south of Coogee Beach have been used as a free tip service for months and despite Main Roads cordoning off entry points to deter people from dumping rubbish there, it has continued.

Bollards with padlocked chains and two ‘no dumping’ signs were also installed.

But instead of heeding the warning, offenders snapped one of the signs soon after it went up.

An onsite meeting was held last Wednesday, with Cockburn MLA Fran Logan joining representatives from the City, Main Roads and Landcorp to address the problem.

‘For the residents it’s a nightmare. They want the area to remain clean and accessible so people can visit the Woodman Point Lighthouse,’ Mr Logan said.

Cockburn councillor Carol Reeve-Fowkes said the meeting helped clarify responsibility for different parcels of the land.

‘The rubbish obviously detracts from the area, but working collaboratively with the other parties we were able to get a good idea for who was responsible for what,’ she said.

A Main Roads spokesperson said they would be installing heavy-duty bollards at four access points to prevent unauthorised access.