Clean Up Australia Day in Ipswich Puts More Focus on Greater Springfield’s Waterways

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The 4th of March was the 2018 Clean Up Australia Day (CUAD) and Ipswich City Council encouraged locals to participate by taking photos of the most littered item – cigarette butts. In Greater Springfield, more focus was put on Spring Lake, Regatta Lake and Discovery Lake. Canoeists were also encouraged to get rubbish from the lakes.

Registered participants in CUAD were also encouraged to join the Ipswich City Council’s Clean Up Australia Day Photo Competition, where the entries with the most interesting photos will be given gift vouchers to The Source Bulk Foods.

Entries close on Friday 16 March 2018.

Cash and Prizes

  • CUAD rubbish collection winning photo (open category): Winner – $200 The Source Bulk Foods Springfield Voucher
  • CUAD rubbish collection winning photo (school categories): Winner – $200 The Source Bulk Foods Springfield Voucher
  • CUAD smoke butt winning photo (open category): Winner – $200 The Source Bulk Foods Springfield Voucher
  • CUAD smoke butt winning photo (school categories): Winner – $200 The Source Bulk Foods Springfield Voucher

Discovery Lake is so murky and is often referred to by the locals as “brown lake.” Last year, a boy got into an accident at the Discovery Lake when he launched himself into the lake using a rope swing. The boy landed on submerged rocks. Luckily, the boy was quickly rescued by his friend who was on a boogie board when the accident happened.

When the story was shared on online, many residents emphasised the fact that swimming was banned at  Springfield Lakes. Some even voiced out how dirty the lake was as it caught stormwater hence the ‘No Swimming’ sign.

Clean Up Australia Everyday

CUAD is an annual movement where individuals, schools and businesses come together for a clean-up project. However, concerned communities are encouraged to help Clean Up Australia every day. Organisations can organise Clean Up Sites on any day of the year. This can be a weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly event.

Find out how you can set up a Clean Up Site on any day of the year.