Local champion hangs up his rake

Rake tied to treeIf you have enjoyed a stroll or bike ride along the Louise Sauvage Pathway and noticed how clean it is, it may very well be thanks to the tireless efforts of Newington resident Mr Young.

Mr Young, a Korean National, has been living in Newington for the past 13-months and has recently returned back home.

When he arrived here, he told us that he was really impressed with Australia and wanted to do something practical to give back to his local area.

Mr Young decided he would collect rubbish along the Louise Sauvage Pathway near Haslams Creek Flats in Sydney Olympic Park, to make it enjoyable for users and improve the local environment.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority wanted to support him in his admirable efforts, so we had an informal arrangement where we could collect Mr Young’s filled rubbish bags and dispose of them, recycling where possible.

Mr Young hopes to return one day soon. But until then he has hung up his rake, left his collection trolley and dismantled his rubbish collection bin.

Thank you Mr Young!

Sign by Mr Young on tree


Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Posted in Places & green spaces

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