Brisbane base cleans up

Published on CPOML-S Noleen Brennan (author)

Location(s): Bulimba, Queensland

Topic(s): HMAS Moreton, Charities and Fundraising

HMAS Moreton ship's company participate in Clean Up Australia Day in the Bulimba foreshore and surrounding parklands. (photo: Unknown)
HMAS Moreton ship's company participate in Clean Up Australia Day in the Bulimba foreshore and surrounding parklands.

Navy members of Brisbane base HMAS Moreton have joined forces with their local community participating in the annual Clean Up Australia campaign.
 
The Bulimba foreshore and surrounding parklands is a beautiful and exclusive section of the Brisbane River and an area the Royal Australian Navy has resided for many years, so the team were very keen to keep it looking ‘ship-shape’.
 
Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Paul Cannard said the team really took to the task.
 
"Bulimba is home for Moreton sailors and it’s our communal obligation to participate in such an awesome community event," he said.
 
"We managed to clean up our designated area and we were all very pleased to see how little rubbish accumulated in the area over the last 12 months."
 
Overall Moreton managed to clean up approx 30 kilograms of rubbish and 25 kilograms of recycled material, which was not bad for a small team. 
 
Through their community focussed efforts in 2016, Moreton was nominated for a ‘Cleaner Communities Brisbane Award’ by the local council. 

The nomination resulted in Moreton being awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the work in the local area.