I HAVE sent this email in the hope that it may raise awareness and hopefully instigate some action to clean up and prevent this happening in the future.
On the right is a copy of a post with the image that I put up on my Facebook page on Wednesday morning. It prompted many comments and the overwhelming consensus was sadness, anger and the sentiment that it is happening right across our state.
“Speechless… as a landscape photographer I am usually in awe of our stunning West Australian landscape and at times I am left speechless at its incredible beauty.
“Yesterday however I was left at a loss for words for all the wrong reasons.
“I captured this image from the lookout at Red Hill and in the distance you can see the Perth CBD. In the foreground is what can only be described as an absolute disgrace.
“Among the piles of rubbish which extended beyond each side of this image and further down the hill was an oven, a fridge, TVs, car parts, a mattress and several chairs. Then there were the bags of rubbish, piles of magazines, food waste, clothing and God knows what else.
“This scene raises so many questions.
“Why would someone do this, how does a person come to have such immense disrespect for our environment?
“I mean seriously… who does this?
“What type of person loads their car up with rubbish, drives to beautiful lookout, dumps everything over the edge and then drives off?
“Disgusting, disgraceful, disrespectful and just plain sad.
“I just felt so sad and angry when I left the area and this morning I felt compelled to raise awareness in the hope that at the very least the area can be cleaned up.
“The majority of this was household rubbish and it raises a whole host of questions as to why and how this can happen on the doorstep of our beautiful city and in our beautiful state.
“We are not a Third World country, yet sadly we are becoming reminiscent of one.
“What makes this even more disappointing is that just this week we celebrated WA Day and sadly much of the rubbish looks like it has been there a while.
“Questions must be asked why people feel the need to go to these lengths to dispose of rubbish.”
KYLIE GEE, Bencubbin.