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Don’t waste this summer

Published 8 January 2021
Let’s make this summer unforgettable – for the right reasons! Looking after our City is a shared responsibility, so while you’re enjoying the local attractions, help our Summer Rangers keep our public spaces clean and safe.

Keep it clean

Summer Rangers are patrolling the foreshore this summer, encouraging everyone to play their part. They are working hard to keep our city rubbish free and have already conducted more than 500 litter counts, with plastic and cigarettes among the most littered items.

Have a great picnic but make sure you clean up afterwards. Litter in streets, parks and beaches enters the drains and leaches into surrounding seawater. Cigarette butts can take more than three years to break down and are often mistaken by animals for food and ingested. To date, this summer we have counted over 1,100 cigarette butts in parks in St Kilda alone!

We’re providing extra bins, bin collections and beach cleans this season so don't forget to bin your butts, plastics and rubbish, or take them away with you.

And, while you’re out and about, say hi to our Summer Rangers. They can help you to log requests via ASSIST and Snap Send Solve if you see something that needs attention, like an overflowing bin or abandoned trolley.

Keep your distance

As we move towards COVID-normal, it's important that we protect what we've all worked so hard for.

Summer Rangers will be out and about encouraging everyone to keep their distance to make summer safe and fun for everyone.

Physical distancing tips:

  • Use a beach towel or picnic rug to measure a safe 1.5-metre distance from others.
  • Try for less crowded spots.
  • If a beach is approaching capacity, head further along the foreshore or take time to enjoy dining and shopping nearby.

We're lucky to have so many beautiful beaches and parks in Port Phillip, so why not try somewhere new?

Find a beach near you

Find a park near you

Have fun and enjoy Port Phillip

On the way to the beach or park, stop by a cafe or restaurant for a refreshing drink or delicious bite to eat, but don’t forget to wear a mask if you are indoors, unless you’re eating or drinking.

Tucked away in the side streets are some fabulous eateries that the locals love, from Bay Street in Port Melbourne to Ormond Road in Elwood.

Anywhere with a beach has a shopping village nearby. If you're in St Kilda on a Sunday, make sure to pop by St Kilda Esplanade Market and explore the creative and unique items from local makers.