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Clean Up Australia Day

Littering and the illegal dumping of rubbish is a big problem for our environment.  Waste in our environment degrades our natural areas and threatens our native wildlife. But each year hundreds of thousands of wonderful people get stuck into cleaning up our environment through the Clean Up Australia Day campaign.

It is easy to get involved and make a difference. Simply select a site you would like to clean up, gather some friends and register your activity with Clean Up Australia.  

For the safety of volunteers, roadside sites cannot be registered under this event.  If you need assistance selecting an area to clean up please contact Alice Kent on 1300 292 442 or at  

Date: Sunday 5 March
Register: at

Join in the community clean up!

The Wagga Wagga Tidy Town Committee, Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare and the City of Wagga Wagga invite residents to join forces in a community clean up at Flowerdale Lagoon.

Flowerdale Lagoon is a significant Wiradjuri cultural site and important ecosystem that is often degraded through illegal dumping and the impact of stormwater pollution. Come along and help Flowerdale Lagoon shine on this national day of action.

Participants should wear enclosed footwear, sun protection including hat, bring along a pair of gardening gloves and a bottle of water. Rubbish collection bags will be provided.

Date: Sunday 5 March, 10am - 12noon
Flowerdale Lagoon, meet at the rest area off the Sturt Highway near Edward St West

Public Consultation: Riverina Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan

A Draft Riverina Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan has been developed as part of the NSW Government’s Biosecurity reforms, which identified the need for a more coordinated approach to managing weeds.

Riverina Local Land Services is hosting a number of information sessions on the Draft Riverina Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan at the venues and dates set out below.

10am, Tuesday 14 Feb: Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club.

2pm, Tuesday 14 Feb: Gundagai District Services Club

10am, Wednesday 15 Feb: Wagga RSL Club (Pacific Room)

10am, Thursday 16 Feb: West Wyalong Service & Citizens Club

3pm, Thursday 16 Feb: Griffith Exies Club

10am, Friday 17 Feb: Lockhart Ex-Servicemen’s Club

3pm, Friday 17 Feb: Coolamon Sport & Recreation Club

Officers from Riverina Local Land Services Biosecurity team will be presenting the Draft Plan and answering questions. The purpose of the forums is to explain the contents and impacts of the draft plan, respond to questions and assist anyone who is considering commenting on the draft plan.

The public consultation period for the Draft ends  8 March 2017.

A PDF copy of the plan is available on the Local Land Services website

Hard copies are available from The City of Wagga Wagga's Customer Service Centre.