Gladstone region residents rallied together to help clean up Whyndham Beach, Boyne Island.
Gladstone region residents rallied together to help clean up Whyndham Beach, Boyne Island. Tegan Annett

Fighting debris on region's beaches after floods

BOYNE Island sustained considerable damage as a result of the devastating floods caused by ex-cyclone Oswald.

Thankfully, the local community has wasted no time in rallying together, keen to clean up its town.

"We wanted to clean up the debris before the high tide this weekend," said organiser of the clean-up Lindsay Boyd.

After posting her intentions on her personal Facebook page and the Gladstone Council's, she was very pleased with the interest shown by locals.

"We've had a really good response from the community. We're very happy with it," she said.

Numerous clean-ups have been organised throughout the region as the floods have receded.

"It's very pleasing the amount of people who are dedicating their time for this. Everyone's been really enthusiastic," she said.

The group will be busy this morning, cleaning Canoe Point Beach and Tannum Sands from 7.30-10am.

"Everyone is welcome to come down, even if it's just for a half hour or so."



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