Mandurah resident horrified by litter on Western Foreshore | Photos

A Mandurah resident said he’s “sick and tired” of seeing the Western Foreshore trashed with empty bottles and old containers and urged people to have more respect for their city.

Ken Wade said he had been living the area for years and believed the rubbish discarded across the skate park was at its worst and an “utter disgrace”.

Passionate about ensuring Mandurah’s waterways remain pristine, Mr Wade said he wanted something to be down before the rubbish blew into the Mandjar Bay.

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“I just think that something needs to be done about it,” he said.

“This rubbish ends up in the waterways. It affects the bird life and the marine life.

“I care about our waterways, they’re some of the best waterways I’ve ever seen.”

He said while more bins might help resolve the problem, education for the general public on littering was required. 

Fines for littering according to Keep Australia Beautiful WA. Photo: the https://www.kabc.wa.gov.au/resources/for-local-government/litter-laws

Fines for littering according to Keep Australia Beautiful WA. Photo: the https://www.kabc.wa.gov.au/resources/for-local-government/litter-laws

On Monday morning, bottles, containers and cones from a nearby construction site were scattered across the skate park. 

City of Mandurah bins were also damaged, with rubbishing hanging out of them. 

The maximum penalties for littering offences is $5000 for individuals and $10,000 for corporations, or in the case of offences against the litter regulations, $5000 for both individuals and corporations.

The City of Mandurah has been contacted for comment.