Fish frames dumped at 1770 prompt more calls for bins

FISH frames were dumped at the Seventeen Seventy marina on Friday, prompting more calls for bins to be placed at the marina for fishermen.

Wayne Bonham was disappointed to find the frames dumped along the shoreline.

"There's been more fish frame dumping nearby the boat ramp on the Seventeen Seventy foreshore this week.

"To be fair I believe some council workers came and cleaned them up after requested to by a resident.


Here is todays effort at the Bin..I hope that loose rubbish doesn't end up in the estuary with this strong wind

Posted by Return the Bins to 1770 boat ramp GRC. on Sunday, 17 January 2016

Mr Bonham's petition, Return the bins to 1770 boat ramp GRC, now has 800 signatures.

He has also created a Facebook page where Mr Bonham has kept his supporters updated.

"Hundreds of visitors to 1770 and Agnes Waters rely on Caravan parks, Resorts and other rented accommodation, most of which have no facility for disposing of the waste at the end of recreational fishing trips. I believe that Council is the only body that can offer this service," Warren Cox commented after signing the petition.

Last week the Gladstone Regional Council said they had no plans of placing more bins in the area, after they noticed a decrease in illegal dumping.

"Since the removal of the skip bins in September 2015 as a result of ever-increasing illegal and inappropriate dumping at the site, council has received five complaints and three compliments from ... the public," Gladstone Regional Council chief executive Stuart Randle said.

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