Council for cleaner streets

Springvale''s streets filled with rubbish during a council strike late last year.

CITY of Greater Dandenong will investigate ways to keep its streets cleaner.
Councillor Sean O’Reilly, at the 11 February council meeting, moved that council officers prepare a report on potential measures to improve the overall cleanliness of residential streets and the associated costs.
“In particular, graffiti and dumped hard rubbish left on our streets,” he said.
“The feasibility of restoring the previous cyclical system of hard rubbish collection should be explored, with investigation as to why other councils still maintain their annual pick-up scheme.”
Cr O’Reilly said one of the headline things residents talked about during his election campaign was the cleanliness of their environment.
“This motion deals with all the issues pertaining to that,” he said.
“It pertains to people’s pride in where they live. It pertains to attracting people to shop here.”