Mandurah Junior Council’s play pushes clean City message

Guest speaker David Templeman with junior councillors at the recent junior council meeting.
Guest speaker David Templeman with junior councillors at the recent junior council meeting.

THE 2015 Mandurah Junior Council wants help from the community to make the change towards a clean City.

After identifying littering as a priority issue among young people, the Junior Council, with help from the City of Mandurah’s Youth Development Team, developed an anti-littering campaign to create a clean, litter-free community.

The Junior Council’s Clean City, Cool City campaign will use a range of activities to bring awareness to young people and their families about the impact of littering. Junior councillors are spreading the message through the Are You Smarter Than A Litterer play, performed at the Perth and Peel Kids Teaching Kids’ recent conference in Mandurah and the Mandurah Children’s Festival next month.

The project will also partner with the Mandurah Environment and Heritage Group and Keep Australia Beautiful Council to reach more young people. Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said the anti-littering campaign encouraged young people in Mandurah to be proactive about cleaning up their city.

“It always amazes me the amount of drive and passion local young people have for their community and the Junior Council’s Clean City, Cool City project is another fine example of this,” she said.