Campaign to stop littering: Gillies Range Rd

December 11, 2018

Government and community groups have joined forces to say “no more” to littering and illegal dumping along the Gillies Range Road.

A campaign has been launched to stop littering and illegal dumping on the scenic route between the Tablelands and Gordonvale.

“The Gillies Range Road winds its way through world heritage rainforests and is home to threatened species - it should not be a dumping ground,” a Department of Environment and Science spokesperson said.

“For too long people have been ruining the rainforest with dumped items and litter. This has a negative impact on the greater ecosystem including wildlife.

“Old cars, motorcycle bodies, mattresses, washing machines, tyres, as well as masses of general litter are becoming a blight on the landscape.

“As part of a campaign to stop dumpsters, the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Science is working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Tablelands and Cairns councils, the Wet Topics Management Authority, Terrain NRM, community groups and businesses.

“Work has started on a section of the Gillies Range Road, with approximately eight tonnes of illegally dumped rubbish, in addition to two cars and a truckload of tyres being removed from the area."

If you see someone littering or dumping rubbish illegal from a vehicle, vessel or trailer, or if you find piles of dumped waste, please report it online at the Queensland Government website.