Cam­eras fo­cus on lit­ter­bugs

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - PETER CAR­RUTHERS

MO­TION-AC­TI­VATED sur­veil­lance cam­eras hid­den in trees on the Gillies Range Road will soon be ex­pos­ing the il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties of lit­ter­bugs.

The cam­paign to com­bat lit­ter­ing and il­le­gal dump­ing was launched on the range yes­ter­day by Mul­grave MP Cur­tis Pitt and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Leeanne Enoch.

The pro­gram will in­volve the in­stal­la­tion of road signs, anti-dump­ing in­fra­struc­ture and a cam­paign to en­cour­age the com­mu­nity and vis­i­tors to keep rub­bish for the bin.

The Queens­land Gov­ern­ment via the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and science has pro­vided $60,000 for the project which will tar­get the known dump­ing black spot.

Divi­sion 1 coun­cil­lor Brett Moller said the state had plans to in­crease fines for il­le­gal dump­ing and en­cour­age mo­torists to record li­cence plates of dumpers and re­port the ac­tiv­ity to po­lice.

“Il­le­gal dump­ing comes at great cost to com­mu­nity at lo­cal gov­ern­ment level through rates and the cost of do­ing busi­ness,” he said.

“There is no ex­cuse to be dump­ing down sides of moun­tains and creek banks or any­where else when it is free at the coun­cil dump,” he said.

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