The amount of litter being discarded on beaches is a serious concern to the City of Cockburn, its residents and community groups.
Recent beach clean-up figures from the Australian Marine Debris Database show that from 2013-2017, 62,878 items of litter with a total weight of 2.1 tonnes were collected from beaches from C.Y. O’Connor to Ammunitions Jetty at Woodman Point. Litter from Recreational Fishing was in the top 10 list of items collected and therefore requires further action. Fishing tackle, balloons and cigarette butts, among other items, are depleting our marine life and making a mess of the ocean.