Bayside Mayor Joe Awada thanked our Summer Foreshore Ambassadors, the NSW Police and Bayside Council Staff for the work they did over summer dealing with the challenging issues along the Botany Bay foreshore.
"Managing the foreshore is always challenging, but this year the impact of the global pandemic added another layer of unique problems such as restricted numbers and social distancing," Mayor Joe Awada said.
"It is great pleasure to thank our Ambassadors for their hard work, dedication to the task and for being the face of Bayside over the summer.
"I would also like to say thank to our Rangers, Parking Officers, Waste and Parks Teams and St George Local Area Command who all worked together to keep our community safe."
To help address the COVID restrictions and regulations Council provided redeployment opportunities to local QANTAS staff who acted as Summer Foreshore Ambassadors.
These Summer Foreshore Ambassadors patrolled the foreshore monitoring crowds, providing public safety education, and helped raise public awareness about COVD-19 restrictions.
The Summer Foreshore Ambassadors were appreciated by the public and Council received very positive feedback about the program.
Each summer Council increases its management of the 8km of beachfront and parkland along the foreshore of Botany Bay due to the influx of visitors and residents.
Council invests over $300,000 in these extra foreshore summer services, including additional cleaning and maintenance, rangers and NSW Police patrolling popular areas along the foreshore, as well as extra bins for rubbish.
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