This year’s annual Clean Up Australia Day has inspired a team effort to tidy up in Dandenong South, leaving the local area looking better than ever.

On Friday afternoon, Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams joined members of the Abbotts Road level crossing removal project team to scour nearby open spaces for rubbish, cleaning up areas along the rail corridor, around the level crossing and the reserve at the end of Remington Drive.

The group of ten volunteers, made up of members from the project team, had the chance to put down their tools and enjoy the fresh air after working hard on the Abbotts Road level crossing removal project. Works are on track to see this project completed by early 2019.

Running every year since 1990, Clean Up Australia Day encourages Australians to volunteer a few hours of their time to clean up their local area and support the environment, with more than 344,000 tonnes of rubbish collected over the past 27 years.