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Thank you Docklands ... LOS3008 has launched!

01 Oct 2019

Thank you Docklands ... LOS3008 has launched! Image

By Janette Corcoran

On Saturday, September 21, Love Our Street Docklands – LOS3008 – officially launched as part of “Spring Clean The City”.

With the help of the Docklands Representative Group (DRG), we were joined by volunteers from Rotary Docklands, Country Womens’ Association (CWA) Docklands and Neighbourhood House. All pitched in alongside the many residents who now can’t help but notice the proliferation of cigarette litter that is a constant feature of Docklands.

Better than words, the picture of two full tubes (above right) shows what just 45 minutes of dedicated pickup can gather:

And a special thankyou to Port Philip Ferries for rewarding our five top litter collectors with complimentary tickets!

But very disappointingly, though unsurprisingly, this cigarette litter has already started to reappear.

This is why LOS3008 has two aims.

The first involves the Docklands community where our regular clean-ups demonstrate how much Docklanders care about their home – sending a strong message that while all are welcome to visit, DON’T LITTER while you are here!

The second aim builds on this message and focuses on changing the behaviour of the litterers. This involves education and enforcement programs and will require working with the City of Melbourne (which has been very supportive of LOS3008!) and the state government.

The next LOS3008 clean-up will again target cigarette litter but this time along NewQuay Promenade, especially the centre grate!

It’s really important that we continue to build momentum for a litter-free Docklands – so see you all at 10.45am Sunday, October 20 at Monument Park, 21 Newquay Promenade, Docklands!

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