Residents join forces to clean Shorehaven’s beach

March 2014

The beach at Alkimos is now a little cleaner thanks to a handful of dedicated local residents who participated in Clean Up Australia Day – which came a day early to Shorehaven – last Saturday 1 March 2014.

This is the first time Peet’s Shorehaven at Alkimos community has been involved in Clean Up Australia Day, which has seen more than 200,000 tonnes of rubbish collected from sites across Australia in the past 20 years.

Resident Susan Raubenheimer and her son Keaghan (6) were among the dedicated few who braved the hot weather to remove 10 big bags of rubbish from the dunes and coastline. “I’m just doing my bit for the environment and my community,” said Susan, who has been living in Shorehaven’s Rise precinct since October 2013. “We all want to enjoy a beach that is nice and clean and when a group of people come together to pick up rubbish, it makes the job a lot easier.”

Future residents Keith and Lesley Hudson were visiting their new block – which is just 400m from the beach at Alkimos – and rolled up their sleeves to join the cleanup. “It’s important for everyone to take the time to look after the environment” said Keith. “We were more than happy to help out.”

Peet’s Shorehaven at Alkimos is a growing beachfront community, offering a wide range of coastal lifestyle opportunities in one of Perth’s fastest growing districts. When  complete, the community will be home to approximately 3,000 households.

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