News

Resident's plan to clean up beach

Emu Park resident Lila Muir has picked up on a simple idea to help keep our beaches clean and wants council to implement the initiative.
Emu Park resident Lila Muir has picked up on a simple idea to help keep our beaches clean and wants council to implement the initiative. Chris Ison

LILA Muir has picked up a simple idea to help keep our beaches and parklands rubbish-free.

And she wants to see her initiative go nation-wide.

The Emu Park resident and keen daily walker yesterday said she always saw bits of rubbish either washed ashore or left by the influx of visitors during the holiday season.

Each day she would collect the rubbish and found there was a need to have plastic bags available to walkers and beach visitors which they could use to gather their rubbish, or collect rubbish lying on the beach, before taking it to the wheelie bins.

"I thought of the doggie bags that council has made accessible to dog owners.

"I thought, 'why can't we have a dispenser with biodegradable bags to collect litter made accessible to those that walk the beaches?'" she said.

"I spoke to a couple of locals and felt that they understood that there was a need ... I made my very own interim dispenser to hold bags for those that wish to support the idea of rubbish collection on our beaches."

She mounted the makeshift bucket of bags on a fence near the outdoor shower on the Emu Park Main Beachfront and was ecstatic when she noticed it had been used on a regular basis since.

Lila has written to councillors and even Queensland Premier Anna Bligh suggesting the initiative could be implemented across the state, if not the nation.

"I feel the need to develop this further than just Emu Park and Capricorn Coast beaches. Why can't this be presented on a wider scale?" she asked.

"I feel through advertising and promotion of the idea, we can all make this work."

A Rockhampton Regional Council spokeswoman said wheelie bin service and litter and park maintenance was provided to the Emu Park foreshore and park area.

She said council increased these services at peak times of the year.

Topics:  beach emu park rubbish



Science Festival seriously awesome

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

BREAKING: Police capture alleged escaped Rocky prisoner

Adrian Boughton escaped from the Capricornia Correctional Centre Low Security Prison Farm

Alleged escaped prisoner found hiding out close to prison

Yeppoon welcomes 100sqm fitness expansion

SNAP TO IT: Yeppoon Snap Fitness' Jordan Lobegeiger, Joy Stephan and Luci Blachard. The gym has an exciting new service on offer

This was previously only available in Australia's larger cities

REVEALED: 38 new CQ projects to deliver 229 jobs

Construction cranes on the Mooloolaba skyline.

There are 11 projects to be funded in Woorabinda

Local Partners

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

MACKAY will play host to one of the world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John later this year.

LIVE COVERAGE: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will announce a superstar guest

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from the movie Trespass Against Us.

Tough British film about criminal clan proves touching

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

Rocky rentals close to the mark

For Rent sign in front of new house

Far better placed than other CQ cities

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!