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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 25th 2009
24 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 26, 2009 ONE DEGREE OF CHANGE -- IT'S ABOUT EVERY ONE OF US Local heroes Leading lights It's a fact Do you know sites in Burwood that need cleaning up? Tell us at innerwestweekly.com.au Pick area to spruce up No clean up sites have been organised by Burwood Council for this Sunday's Clean Up Australia Day. A Burwood Council spokesman said the council had organised clean up sites in the past but weren't successful. The council encourages residents to nominate areas on the Clean Up Australia website, and it will provide all necessary equipment such as garbage bags and tools. ''Unfortunately no nominations have been registered for Burwood this year,'' the spokesman said. ''This is probably due to the mostly urban character of our LGA, and to the fact that all parks and reserves are managed and cleaned by council. ''Unlike other council areas, Burwood doesn't have any unattended park or reserve. ''They all undergo a regular maintenance program.'' There's still time to give Burwood a good scrub. Log onto the Clean Up site and nominate an area in need of a good clean. Time to bag the rubbish IT'S time to roll up your sleeves and get dirty for the nation's largest community-based environmental event this Sunday. Volunteers across Sydney are ex- pected to clean up thousands of tonnes of rubbish to add to the 220,000 already collected since the first Clean Up Australia Day in 1989. Last year 8000 tonnes of rubbish was collected from beaches, parks and streets and included some bizarre items including a parking meter and mannequin's leg. McDonald's Australia, the founding partner and major sponsor since the original Sydney Harbour clean up 20 years ago, is encouraging the community to get involved. The corporation will be hosting Clean Up sites around the state and a list of these can be found at www.cleanup.org.au Be first to pitch in: Sites are ready and waiting to be tidied SOME Inner West councils have showed their support in helping save the environment by organising clean- up sites. They also encourage local residents and community groups to get behind the event, by putting on their cleaning clothes and lending a hand. Strathfield Council area Henley Reserve, Henley Rd, Homebush West, 8.30am to 11am. Sites listed with Clean Up Australia Day include: Maria Reserve and Ford Park, Strathfield South, various sites in Homebush. Ashfield Council area Corner Park Ave and Shepherd Lane, Ashfield 8.30am to 10.30am. Haberfield Rowing Club car park, Dobroyd Pde, Haberfield 8am to 10.30am. Darryl Jackson Gardens, Carlton Cres, Summer Hill, 9am to 10.30am. Richard Murden Reserve, Hawthorne Pde Haberfield 8.30am to 10.30am. Moonbie St, Summer Hill, has been listed on the Clean Up Australia Day site. Canada Bay Council area Queen Elizabeth Park, Broughton St, Concord 9am to 11am. Sites listed with Clean Up Australia Day are: Rodd Point and the Bay Run; the mangroves on the foreshore at Five Dock; Dame Eadith Walker Estate, Rivendell and Yaralla Bay at Concord; Cabarita Beach dunes; Cabarita Park; Kendall Bay, Cabarita; Prince Edward Park, Cabarita; Bressington Park, Concord West; Pelican Point, Burwood Rd, Concord; Drummoyne Boat Ramp; Half Moon Bay, Drummoyne; Queen Victoria Reserve, Drummoyne; Sisters Bay to Birkenhead Point Marina; Rhodes (meet at 1st Yaralla Scout Hall). Auburn Council area Pierre de Coubertin Park, Newington, opposite Newington Marketplace, including a free barbecue, gloves and bags. Phone 9735 1362 for details. Various sites in Sydney Olympic Park are listed on the Clean Up Australia Day site. Canterbury Council area Various sites along the Cooks River. Meet at Ewen Park, Tennant Pde, Hurlstone Park, at 8am. There will be a barbecue sponsored by Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL at 11am. Burwood Council area No sites listed. OPEN DAY MARCH 16, 4 - 8pm Supporting young women in pursuing personal excellence
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