BYO to no-waste barbecue


Community development officer Vanessa O’Brien, council mower driver Rob Young and groundsman Paul English prepare for the Australia Day breakfast.  Picture: Jon Bassett
Community development officer Vanessa O’Brien, council mower driver Rob Young and groundsman Paul English prepare for the Australia Day breakfast. Picture: Jon Bassett

“It’s so we will cut down on waste, as in the past we have provided all the plastic plates, knives and forks and cups,” community development officer Vanessa O’Brien said.

Peppermint Grove Council is hosting the annual event it shares with neighbouring councils Cottesloe and Mosman Park.

Ms O’Brien said there would be a wash station so personal barbecue plates and glasses could be rinsed before people went home.

Attendees are also being asked to bring their own water bottles that can be filled at the H2O to Go water tap provide by Cottesloe-based Earth Carers.

“We won’t need to order bottled water and hopefully we will not have 10 bins of rubbish filled at the end of the day,” Ms O’Brien said.

Mosman Park Rotary Club members will host the barbecue after a Nyungar Welcome to Country, the councils’ Australia Day awards, including those for the best residents, events and youths of the past year.

Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett will address the new Australian citizens.

A 100th anniversary plaque for the pavilion will be unveiled before The Mighty Camelot Choir and children’s performer Glenn Swift entertain picnickers.

The celebrations start at 8am.