ILLEGALLY dumped rubbish around Warrnambool’s Levys Point has been cleaned up by community groups and city council workers before summer tourists flock to the popular coastal area.
Last night members of Daybreak Rotary Club and Clontarf Academy at Warrnambool and Brauer colleges gathered litter from around the car park area.
“A lot of surfers and anglers use the area and after we read a Standard story about the littering we wanted to help clean it up,” club member Glenn Rundell said.
“It’s an area we take responsibility for in the annual clean-up day earlier in the year.” Clontarf director Mick Riddle said his group was keen to help the club, which had been a key supporter of the academy’s goal to improve education participation by indigenous boys.
“We have 31 boys involved in the academy across the two colleges and have seen great improvements,” he said.
“In 2009 before we started, the education participation rate was only 62 per cent collectively. Last year it was 91 per cent and this year it’s running at 89 per cent.”
The council has encouraged people to report littering and warned that offenders would be fined.