The City has
allocated a range of additional resources to prepare for large crowds at
Eastern Beach this long weekend.
of a large crowd, the City will provide additional bins, public toilets,
lifeguards, security, cleaning collections and Local Laws officers.
officers will be patrolling to monitor potential issues such as illegal
camping, fishing, open fires, dogs at large and illegal parking.
13,760 people visited Eastern Beach on Australia Day last year.
than average numbers have been accessing Eastern Beach this summer, with an
estimated 190,000 visitors throughout January alone.
There is a
range of free activities to enjoy at the reserve, which includes an enclosed
sea bath, boardwalk, children’s pool, terraced lawns, and a playground.
encouraged to respect the community facilities by leaving the space better than
they found it.
placing clean plastic bottles and containers, paper and cardboard, aluminium
cans and foil, and empty glass bottles and jars (lids separated) in the
else, such as nappies and sanitary products, should be placed in one of the
aren’t toilet paper that are placed in the public toilets do not break down,
causing blockages and overflows.
nappies, cotton buds, sanitary items and wipes (even the ones labelled as
flushable) should always be disposed of in the bin.
has some great information about what can’t be flushed as part of it’s Don’t
flush it! campaign.
information visit www.barwonwater.vic.gov.au/water-and-waste/sewage/dont-flush-it
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
want people to enjoy the wonderful range of activities on the waterfront – but
we also want them to respect other visitors and maintain the beauty of the
team has worked hard to ensure there is sufficient resources and facilities to
ensure that Eastern Beach can best accommodate the large crowds expected over
the long weekend.
Cr Peter Murrihy, Chair Central and Civic
Beach has forever been a truly magnificent place for families to enjoy precious
time together. Whether
you are visiting from other parts of the state or a local wishing to enjoy the
long weekend - you can be assured the appropriate measures will be in place.