Businesses band together for clean up

Group holding clean up australia day bags

Early in the morning workers from different companies at Sydney Olympic Park, and even a business located in Sydney’s CBD, came together with gloves on to get into the mangrove areas and spend an hour or so cleaning up.

The rain held off and the group of around 30 got stuck into collecting rubbish in Haslams Creek. The rubbish had mainly come into the area from road runoff and stormwater drains in the Auburn and Lidcombe areas.Ladies cleaning up in the mangroves

Volunteers worked hard for Clean Up Australia Day and filled an outstanding 70 bags, weighing 240 of kilograms.

Common types of rubbish found were plastic bottles, plastic lids, cans of drinks and various other pieces of plastic food waste.

A big thank you to all our volunteers representing companies including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Atlassian, S P Jain School of Global Management and Sydney Olympic Park Authority. It was great to see the group from Atlassian, who are located in Sydney’s CBD, participate as part of a “foundation day”, where their work supported their attendance as part of its corporate social responsibility.

And a special thank you to Accor Sydney Olympic Park Hotels for feeding the troops after the clean up at the Brewery with a delicious bbq bacon and egg roll!

It’s not too late to join in. We will be hosting a community event in Bicentennial Park this Sunday. Find out more

Group from Atlassian

Lady with clean up bag in the mangroves

Lady cleaning up in the mangroves


Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

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