Garage Sale Trail leads City of Rockingham to award


Michelle Dunsmore, at World Wide Decor in |Rockingham, took part in the Garage Sale Trail.        
Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au  d460614
Michelle Dunsmore, at World Wide Decor in |Rockingham, took part in the Garage Sale Trail.         Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d460614

THE City of Rockingham has been recognised for its innovative approach to promoting the 2016 Garage Sale Trail with a Good Stuff Award for Council Excellence.

The Garage Sale Trail was held nationally on Saturday, October 22 and is Australia’s largest reuse and community event.

More than 130 individual garage sales and group sales were held in the City of Rockingham, including a pop-up garage sale at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the City was committed to promoting the reuse and recycling message and was proud that residents had embraced the day in such big numbers by selling or finding some “good stuff”.

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“Last year was the first year the City was involved in the Garage Sale Trail, when we also received a Council Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement,” Cr Sammels said.

“To follow it up with another successful year is a testament to the community members who have got behind the concept of reducing landfill by either recycling their unwanted belongings at a garage sale, or visiting a garage sale to grab some bargains.”

Visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au for more information about the program.