Region’s beach left trashed after weekend party
Moore Park Beach locals out for their morning walk found the usually pristine beachfront a mess with alcohol bottles, pizza boxes, plastic cups, balloons, cigarette butts and a large fire which was still alight at the weekend.
Senior Constable Brittany Duncan said Senior Constable Shambrook and Constable Bonnick were called to Moore Park Beach on Sunday after a large party had allegedly been held there on the beachfront the night before.
“The fire had allegedly been built in the middle of the four-wheel drive track and was close to surrounding bushland,” Sen-Constable Duncan said.
“There was also a large amount of broken glass from beer bottles and wine bottles in the sand and water around where locals were walking their dogs.”
The police officers helped residents pick up the rubbish and clean the 100m section of beach, returning it to its usual picturesque standard.
“After picking up 300–400 empty bottles, one local even drove his four-wheel drive down so that the rubbish could be loaded up and taken to the bin,” Sen-Constable Duncan said.
“It is also a timely reminder to members of the public that even though COVID-19 restrictions are easing, laws still apply.
“Consuming alcohol in public, littering and unauthorised lighting of fires in prohibited areas can incur a fine.
“Let’s work together to keep our beaches beautiful so that we can all enjoy this perfect little pocket of paradise we live in.”
Visit the Department of Environment and Science website for more information about reporting littering and illegal dumping here.
Sen-Constable Shambrook and Constable Bonnick thanked the Moore Park Beach residents for taking the time to help them with the clean-up.