City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright helps clean up Gidgegannup

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright helps clean up Gidgegannup

CITY of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright got down and dirty recently for a litter clean up in Gidgegannup.

Mr Wainwright, along with about 60 other volunteers, cleaned up a 6km stretch of Toodyay Road between Red Hill Lookout and Roland Road.

The clean up was coordinated by the City of Swan along with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, Main Roads WA and Keep Australia Beautiful, who provided a Community Litter Grant.

Mundaring Men’s Shed and Toodyay Tidy Towns also gave a helping hand.

Mayor Wainwright praised the efforts of all involved in the clean up.

“The community spirit was amazing with a fantastic effort by everyone on the day,” he said.

“There was more than 1.5 tonnes of litter collected in just over two hours – a significant step towards keeping the community litter-free.”

Mayor Wainwright said the City spent just under $1 million last financial year towards cleaning up litter and illegal dumping.

“Events such as this are ways we can all be involved in keeping ‘our place’ clean and litter free,” he said.

“The majority of people already do the right thing with their litter but there is a small minority who should consider the part they can play in keeping Australia beautiful.”