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MICC riverbed clean up to take place this week

This Wednesday will see collaboration between several Mount Isa City Council departments and the Queensland Police Service as a riverbed clean up gets underway.


The clean-up is expected to span from Alma Street crossing to the 23rd Avenue crossing and Manager of Compliance and Utilities Services Stephen Wagner said it was especially important to complete the clean-up before wet season approaches.


“There are a number of issues that affect our waterways when they run, and this includes the amount of rubbish, human waste, and medical supplies including hypodermic needles that are disposed of in the cities riverbeds,” Mr Wagner said.


“As a council we place great importance on the health and safety of our community, so it is imperative that this is done on a regular basis.”


Mr Wagner said it was an “all hands on deck” approach by council who involved a number of departments including workplace health and safety, water and sewerage services, batch plant and maintenance, engineering, parks and gardens, waste management, local laws, and construction.


The clean-up will commence at 7am this Wednesday October 17 at Burke Street and continue throughout the day.