Disgust at rubbish at Lake Richmond


Anchorage resident Vicki Oates with some of the rubbish in the Lake Richmond
bushland.
Disgust at rubbish at Lake Richmond
Disgust at rubbish at Lake Richmond
Anchorage resident Vicki Oates with some of the rubbish in the Lake Richmond bushland.

ANCHORAGE resident Vicki Oates is disgusted at the state of bushland around Lake Richmond.

“It is terrible,” she said.

“A car was dumped there a week ago; there is a burnt-out motorbike, fitpacks, a trolley and lots of rubbish.

“There are wallets, petty cash keys and all sorts of items that must have been stolen.”

Mrs Oates said homeless people stayed in the bushland and left mattresses and bits of furniture behind.

“We want to be able to take our grandchildren through the bush, but it’s absolutely disgusting,” she said.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said there was no record of the rubbish being reported.

He said a LitterBusters team was sent to the location on Tuesday to investigate.

“The officers inspected the pathways and talked to some walkers in the area but were unable to locate the litter,” he said.

Mr Sammels said the rubbish was located deep in the bush and the LitterBusters team would deal with it when found.

“The City welcomes reports of litter from members of our community, as their up-to-date information enables a rapid response to areas of concern,” Mr Sammels said.

Litter reports can be made directly to LitterBusters on 1800 4 Litter (1800 4 548837).