HMAS Moreton ‘cleans up’ her local community

This article has photo gallery Published on WO Mark Donlan (author and photographer)

Location(s): Bulimba, Qld

Topic(s): HMAS Moreton, Clean Up Australia, Community Engagement

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement personnel with local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area, Ms Kara Cook, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba. (photo: )
HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement personnel with local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area, Ms Kara Cook, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba.

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement staff pulled on their gloves for a Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba, adjacent to the Brisbane River.

Local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area Ms Kara Cook thanked Navy for its efforts to clean up the local area.

“The Brisbane River front, parklands and streets surrounding Bulimba are a vital part of not only the community, but the many day travellers and visitors utilising the facilities on offer. 

“Your participation in the clean-up activity demonstrates the connection between Navy and the wider community.

“It shows appreciation and respect for the Bulimba community and the environment,” Councillor Cook said.

Executive Officer of HMAS Moreton, Lieutenant Commander Anne Mena, right, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba.

Executive Officer of HMAS Moreton, Lieutenant Commander Anne Mena, right, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba.

Over the course of the activity, volunteers collected rubbish and debris from the banks of the Brisbane River, local streets and parklands surrounding Bulimba.

It was pleasing to note that there was a reduction in the waste collected compared to last year’s activity.

Moreton and Navy Community Engagement members were rewarded for their efforts with a coffee at local café at Bulimba’s Oxford Street, and a chance to have a chat with the local Bulimba councillor.

Navy participants were happy to have been involved in the day.

“It’s inspiring to get into the community and help out,” Able Seaman Ashleigh Lorraway said.

All members who attended gained an appreciation of what it means to be a contributing member of the local community.

Clean Up Australia Day delivered a great result for the community, the Navy and the environment.