Transform dump hotspot

ANYONE thinking of dumping rubbish illegally at Campsie will be forced to think again, with Canterbury Bankstown Council doubling down on actions to deter dumpers.

The latest in a series of illegal dumping prevention projects, the beautification of North Parade at
Campsie, has been completed with a mission to deter dumpers and promote cleaner streets.
With its overgrown bushes and low visibility, North Parade was a hot spot for dumpers, with an average of five illegal dumping offences a month.
As part of the beautification project, abandoned vehicles and dumped rubbish were removed, while the council’s parks team cleared overgrown bushes, trimmed trees and laid fresh mulch – improving lines of sight and brightening up the area.
Surveillance cameras and signage have also been installed to catch those doing the wrong thing and dedicated Illegal Dumping Prevention Officers are continuing to roll out education campaigns in neighbouring streets.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said a similar beautification project in nearby Dispensary Lane, had proven effective.
“We’ve seen a huge reduction in illegal dumping since bringing the laneway to life and we’re hoping to see the same success at North Parade,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“Projects like this are a means of getting people to think twice before they dump their rubbish and we’ll be looking to roll it out at other locations across the City.”
Residents are encouraged to report instances of illegal dumping online at or by calling the council on 9707 9000.