Clean Up Australia event brings local, ‘green’ community together
BRISBANE, 7 MARCH 2021
Volunteers as young as four from one of South East Queensland’s fastest growing communities, Brookhaven, have stepped up to throw their support behind this year’s official Clean Up Australia day event on Sunday 7 March: Step Up to Clean Up.
Local parents Liz and Tony Mercer and their two children, 6-year-old Abigail and 9-year-old Lachlan, were among the volunteers, helping to keep Brookhaven’s local parks, creeks and bike trails conserved.
The Mercer family moved to the area in early 2020 and said they were drawn to the community’s strong focus on sustainability and lifestyle.
“This is our second time participating in the local Clean Up Australia Day at Brookhaven,” Liz said.
“We feel it’s important to educate our kids from a young age about the importance of community and environment and our place within it – Clean Up Australia Day is the perfect place to start.
“Brookhaven’s natural environment including the brook, bushland and community parks make it a beautiful place to live, and we want to ensure it stays that way.”
Also showing their support on Sunday were Logan City Councillor Tony Hall and Federal Member for Forde Bert Van Manen who both donned Clean Up Australia safety gear to help residents clean up local parks and streets. Logan City Council donated a skip bin for the community to use for the day.
Scott Ullman, General Manager Development QLD at Frasers Property Australia, said Brookhaven has achieved a 5 Star Green Star Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, recognising the holistic set of social, environmental, economic, and innovative attributes of the community.
“Brookhaven’s parks, green corridors and walking trails are a large part of what makes the community such a special place and live,” Mr Ullman said.
“Since the community was founded in 2016, more than 700 families have purchased in Brookhaven, and we look forward to welcoming many new families into the Brookhaven community in 2021.
“It’s fantastic to see the community come together in this way to care for and protect these natural assets.”