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Karratha council commits to more street sweeping

Peter LongPilbara News
Sharpe Avenue in the Karratha CBD.
Camera IconSharpe Avenue in the Karratha CBD. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

The City of Karratha provides many services to its residents, and one which is often overlooked is street sweeping.

In an effort to continue making our towns look neater and cleaner, the council recently increased sweeping services of carparks, roads, footpaths and pavements.

Nineteen carparks have been added to our quarterly sweeping service, including the Gap Ridge light industrial area and Karratha Airport.

Carparks at the Karratha Leisureplex, Wickham Recreation Precinct and Roebourne Community Centre will be swept monthly instead of quarterly.

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The sweeping of all roads and footpaths in residential areas has been increased from every three months to every two months. The Karratha CBD will be swept weekly.

Roads and footpaths in light industrial areas and at the airport will now be swept every three months instead of every six months. Karratha Airport have been increased from every six months to every three months.

All streets, carparks and paths in the Karratha CBD and Roebourne town centre are now swept twice a week.

As well as ramping up sweeping services, the council has introduced a new specialised cleaning service operated by local firm Damel Cleaning Services. This service includes pressure-cleaning all street furniture in the Karratha CBD and Roebourne town centre fortnightly, pressure-cleaning shade structures monthly and scrubbing paths quarterly.

Keeping our streets clean and tidy not only makes our city and towns look better, but removing debris enhances the public safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, prevents litter entering our waterways and protects pets and wildlife.

Some members of the community are less diligent with respect to litter, so if you see an area that needs cleaning up, please do not hesitate to tell us through the Report-It function on our website.

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