Litter Enforcement Strategy

The City of Gold Coast has developed a Litter Enforcement Strategy aimed at reducing litter throughout the city.

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Litter Enforcement Strategy

No one likes a sandy butt

City of Gold Coast has developed a Litter Enforcement Strategy aimed at reducing litter throughout the city. 

Litter has been highlighted as an issue as it:

  • impacts upon the visual amenity of an area
  • is harmful to wildlife and aquatic life
  • impacts water quality
  • presents a danger, particularly in the case of broken glass or used syringes
  • can be a fire hazard, in the case of a lit cigarette butt
  • is costly to clean up
  • can attract crime and other anti-social behaviour to an area
  • indicates a lack of community pride in an area.

Management and enforcement

The Litter Enforcement Strategy aims to deliver an enforcement program as a key part of an integrated multi-strategy litter management program within the city. The strategy identifies how we will work with the community to manage identified litter hotspots, using various tools and processes from enforcement to education, clean-up and infrastructure.

The enforcement program developed as a part of the strategy will see City officers issuing warnings or on the spot fines to people observed littering and to people found not securing their loads and potentially creating litter on our roads.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

Environmental Health and City Law Services
Phone: 07 5667 5988

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