Cameras focus on litterbugs
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.