Published on 25 January 2022
Since September 2021, we have trialled a new cleaning method on three of our popular beaches:
While most of the Port Phillip beaches are machine cleaned, over the last five months these three beaches have been carefully cleaned by hand. We have worked very closely with volunteer coastal advisory groups and beach patrol groups to establish this new regime.
What are the benefits?
We welcome your feedback
Have you noticed a difference in cleanliness at the hand cleaned beaches? We would love to hear from you. Our community survey is open from 24 January until 20 February at mornpen.vic.gov.au/beachclean
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“Our coasts and beaches are constantly changing, and sometimes storms and wild weather can result in a significant amount of debris and litter washing up on our beaches. We are monitoring the condition of the trial sites, and when hand cleaning is impractical, we’ll revert to a machine clean.”
Want to lend a helping hand?
Peninsula’s beach patrols are often looking for volunteers. Volunteering is an essential part of community life on the Peninsula. Volunteers benefit from the experience of giving something back through a sense of accomplishment, learning and most of all making a difference to our precious environment.
Go to www.beachpatrol.com.au