Join in the biggest community clean-up

Published: 27 Aug 2019

This is your chance to help make Mackay clean, green and pristine.

The Great Northern Clean Up is happening in the Mackay region this Saturday (August 31).

There are seven registered sites you can help clean-up;

  • Armstrong Beach, 8am to 10am
  • Eimeo Beach, 8am to 10am
  • Riverside Drive, 8am to 10am
  • Sarina Beach, 8am until 10am
  • New Mulherin Park and Harbour Beach, 8.30am to 10.30am
  • Quota Park and Beach, 8.30am to 10.30am
  • Northwall Beach, The Harbour 1pm to 4pm.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the Great Northern Clean Up was the perfect opportunity for residents to show their community pride and help keep Mackay beautiful.

“Every piece of rubbish we pick up makes our region, cleaner, greener and more attractive to visitors,” he said.

“It also protects our local waterways and wildlife.”

Last year Mackay residents picked up more than 2.5 tonnes of rubbish.

The main items found were beverage containers, food wrappers, plastic bags and cigarette butts.

Council will once again tally the amount of rubbish collected for education purposes.

For more information on the Great Northern Clean Up visit

Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-in shoes and sturdy gloves. Bring a hat, some sunscreen and water.

Photo: St Patrick’s College took part in last year’s Great Northern Clean Up and will once again don a pair of gloves for this year’s event.