Coal communities working for pride

Posted July 24, 2015

Dumped cars_Isaac Shire

In response to the community, Isaac Regional Council is crushing and removing illegally dumped cars from the Moranbah Common and hosting a community clean-up day on Saturday August 1.

It’s hard to keep a coal community down.
The Isaac region, weakened by fly-in, fly-out operations and a downturn in infrastructure investment by the industry, has this week removed 150 dumped cars from the town common in an effort to both make the area easier on the eye and to help promote recreation.
Another 50 car bodies were earmarked for removal Cr Kelly Vea Vea said.
“Illegal dumping has become a problem for our community and I’m really proud to see Moranbah standing up and taking ownership over the Common,” Cr Vea Vea said.
“Users of the area counted over 230 car bodies and started self-dragging them to a collection point, and sought support from Council.
“We are now removing these car bodies and other large refuse and scrapping them at Moranbah’s Resource Recovery Centre.
“Council is also hosting a Community Clean-Up day and free barbeque lunch in the family use area off Sarchedon Drive on Saturday August 1, kicking off at 10am,” she said.
Moranbah residents are encouraged to find out more and register to attend the clean-up day via Isaac Regional Council’s Facebook Event Page. Council’s main Facebook page also features a video of the dumped cars being crushed to show the community the positive progress being made.
“Moranbah clearly wants a tidy community and we need to tackle a culture change on illegal dumping,” Cr Vea Vea said.
For more information including a map of the meeting point for the Community Clean-Up please visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/commoncleanup
Isaac Regional Council advises the community to enter with caution this week while heavy machinery is still being operated in the Moranbah Common for car removal.

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