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Tatura ready for road-side clean up

By Madeleine Caccianiga

Transition Tatura members are looking forward to hosting another successful roadside clean-up this Saturday from 9am.

The group will target Dhurringile Rd from the Hogan St roundabout through to the Midland Hwy and Tatura Rushworth Rd, from the edge of town to the caravan park.

‘‘We have always been shocked and dismayed by the amount of rubbish collected every six months. Over eight previous clean-up days, we have collected an estimated 6000 bottles and cans and over 22 cubic metres of other rubbish,’’ Transition Tatura member Ross Musolino said.

Mr Musolino said the group needed as many people on board as possible to help make this session a success.

‘‘If you feel the need to support a cleaner Tatura, cleaner Australia, feel free to come along and contribute,’’ he said.

Starting from 9am at the corner of Dhurringile Rd and Hogan St, Mr Musolino said everyone was welcome to attend and parking was available in the open area opposite Whim Inn on Dhurringile Rd.

‘‘From there, car-pooling to various locations will be organised,’’ he said.

‘‘Afterwards, thanks to the Tatura Senior Citizens, we can all congregate at their hall for a quick lunch, debrief, camaraderie and down time,’’ he said.

As an ongoing activity other groups in the community are encouraged to join in future clean-ups or to adopt their own portion of road around town.

‘‘The exercise is very rewarding and is clearly needed. Transition Tatura is very keen to reduce all litter, which is not only an eyesore for locals and visitors alike but can also be a danger to native animals and vegetation,’’ Mr Musolino said.

He said the roadside clean-up also promoted community spirit. ‘‘As our world marches into an uncertain future, our local community and community strengthening is an essential part of meeting many challenges that lie ahead.’’

Please note: VicRoads’ condition of this activity is that all participants be 16 years or older. Safety vests, gloves and rubbish bags are provided by VicRoads.