Rotary declares day a great success

SUCCESS was the operative word at Sunday's annual Clean Up Australia Day in Airlie Beach.

The event recorded 60 online registrations, including Korean students from the English College in Airlie Beach as well as 49 extra people registering on the day.

These figures don't take into account Rotarians and other officials cooking the barbecue and handing out forms, so all in all there were 100 adults and 25 children participating on the day.

Rotary Club Site Coordinator Ian Hudson was pleased with the day's proceedings.

“I was pretty happy with the whole day, there were no sharps reported,” Mr Hudson said.

“On the whole, we certainly didn't see as much rubbish as we have in previous years.”

A total of two full JJ Richard skips were collected throughout Sunday morning.

Contrary to the smooth operation on Sunday, Mr Hudson did outline the 'delineation dispute', regarding the area in Shute Harbour opposite the Shell Garage.

“The place is full of 'Grotty Yachty's' with no regard for their environment,” Mr Hudson said.

According to Mr Hudson it is not a matter for the local council, it is the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Authority and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorities to act upon this serious environmental issue.


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