Win for litter signage

Collie Rotary Club international director Harry Wiggers and member Shannon Wood are thrilled to have received funding. Photo: Breeanna Tirant
Collie Rotary Club international director Harry Wiggers and member Shannon Wood are thrilled to have received funding. Photo: Breeanna Tirant

The Collie Rotary Club has secured funding for litter signage throughout town as part of the State Government’s Keep Australia Beautiful Community Litter Grants scheme.

The scheme allocates $54,000 for community litter grants which is divided between local government authorities, community groups, small to medium sized enterprises and schools, which is awarded annually.

The Collie Rotary Club was awarded $3,108 to fund and install 16 litter signs along eight Collie roads to encourage drivers to dispose of their litter responsibly. 

Collie Rotary Club international director Harry Wiggers said it was a community service venture among several local community groups. 

“It’s not just the Rotary Club who are involved but also the Lions Club, the Scouts, the Veteran Car Club, the First Response Group and South 32,” Mr Wiggers said. 

“There are five roads, with each community group taking on one road to keep clean. There are several other roads that need to be done as well, so we are looking for more community groups to get involved and take a road on board. 

“It turns into a bit of a competition then among the community groups on who has the cleaner road.” 

The club were one of 12 organisations throughout the state to be awarded funding. 

Member for Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said he was pleased the club was successful in securing funding for its ongoing anti-littering work.

“The Rotary Club consistently do excellent work for the Collie community and the securing of this funding is another example of exactly that,” Mr Murray said. 

“The Keep Australia Beautiful Council grants provides a great incentive for community groups to address littering and the dumping of rubbish. 

“This funding helps support projects that reduce litter and help change littering behaviour in our community. These grants encourage new initiatives and promote a cleaner, safer environment.” 

Mr Wiggers said along with Clean Up Australia Day in March there have been other active road side clean ups with the Tidy Towns committee and active support from the Shire of Collie.