Brisbane City Council's Community Waterways Clean Up Program

About the event

Help protect Brisbane’s waterways by taking part in Brisbane City Council’s Community Waterways Clean Up Program, delivered in partnership with CitySmart.

Between March and June 2021 you can participate in clean up events at Moorhen Flats to reduce litter in the surrounding waterways.

You will have an opportunity to learn about Council’s environmental initiatives and meet local community organisations and residents helping to keep our waterways clean and green.

These events are championed by Villanova College, who are helping to bring the local community together to look after our environment.

Event Dates

Launch Event

Come along to our launch event to enjoy live music, displays from local community groups, BBQ supplied by the Stones Corner Rotary Club, and other fun eco-activities!

Clean Up Events with Villanova College


Participants to meet at 114 Deshon Street, Woolloongabba. Participants will receive a safety briefing and clean up materials before heading to clean up the Moorhen Flats area.

How to take part

Anyone can take part and register on the day. If you wish to receive event updates and reminders, you can register your details here.

Participants should bring a hat, closed in shoes, a water bottle, and ensure sunscreen is worn.

COVID-Safe Protocols

Please DO NOT ATTEND the event if:

To limit the spread of the virus at the event please:

About Moorhen Flats

Moorhen Flats was former industrial land leftover from Council’s late-1980s flood mitigation works in Norman Creek. It was suggested by a local business owner that it could be made into green space, and following negotiations, a decision was made to create a bush habitat site.

The area has been planted out with hundreds of new native trees, shrubs and grasses. The site has become a magnet for birdlife with 112 species observed. Maintaining the waterway and vegetation at Moorhen Flats is critical to ensuring the survival of the many wonderful native species that live in this habitat.

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This event is supported by our partner, Cleanaway