Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By JON BAS­SETT

PEO­PLE cel­e­brat­ing Aus­tralia Day in Pep­per­mint Grove will have to bring their own pic­nic uten­sils to the com­mu­nity awards and bar­be­cue break­fast at Man­ners Hill Park Pav­il­ion next Tues­day.

“It’s so we will cut down on waste, as in the past we have pro­vided all the plas­tic plates, knives and forks and cups,” com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Vanessa O’Brien said.

Pep­per­mint Grove Coun­cil is host­ing the an­nual event it shares with neigh­bour­ing coun­cils Cottes­loe and Mos­man Park.

Ms O’Brien said there would be a wash sta­tion so per­sonal bar­be­cue plates and glasses could be rinsed be­fore peo­ple went home.

At­ten­dees are also be­ing asked to bring their own wa­ter bot­tles that can be filled at the H2O to Go wa­ter tap pro­vide by Cottes­loe-based Earth Car­ers.

“We won’t need to or­der bot­tled wa­ter and hope­fully we will not have 10 bins of rub­bish filled at the end of the day,” Ms O’Brien said.

Mos­man Park Ro­tary Club mem­bers will host the bar­be­cue af­ter a Nyun­gar Wel­come to Coun­try, the coun­cils’ Aus­tralia Day awards, in­clud­ing those for the best res­i­dents, events and youths of the past year.

Cottes­loe MLA Colin Bar­nett will ad­dress the new Aus­tralian cit­i­zens.

A 100th an­niver­sary plaque for the pav­il­ion will be un­veiled be­fore The Mighty Camelot Choir and chil­dren’s per­former Glenn Swift en­ter­tain pic­nick­ers.

The cel­e­bra­tions start at 8am.

Pic­ture: Jon Bas­sett

Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Vanessa O’Brien, coun­cil mower driver Rob Young and grounds­man Paul English pre­pare for the Aus­tralia Day break­fast.

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