Robe revellers well behaved

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Robe revellers well behaved

There were an estimated 15,000 people in Robe at the height of the festive season but there were no parties on Long Beach.

Works manager Brad Roach has reported to Robe District Council the 2023/24 New Year celebrations overall went well.

Mr Roach said the majority of people were well behaved only having minor vandalism throughout the town.

“There were no New Year’s parties on Long Beach this year and there was only one car there at 5.30am on New Year’s Day,” Mr Roach said.

“This is potentially due to our strong presence from our inspector team, keeping our beach clean and allowing the works crew to focus on town clean up.

“The New Year’s Day clean-up was minimal on previous years and was completed in good time.

“Extra bins were placed at foreshore toilets over this peak season relieving increased demand of rubbish removal.

“Public toilet facilities were under a large amount of pressure over this peak holiday season. The toilet facilities were getting restocked as many three to four times a day over the New Year’s weekend.”

Mr Roach said extra assistance for the Robe Council general inspector team was sourced.

He said the additional personnel began in the last week of December and will remain at Robe until the Australia Day long weekend.

“This has allowed us to focus on compliance for parking, boat launching, beach patrol, camping, campfires and dog and cat management,” he said.

“This extra presence has helped with compliance from the public.

“We are currently looking to see if this is a viable option in March for the Easter long weekend.”

Meanwhile, the Robe Sport and Recreation Centre is set to receive a council grant of $2000.

This will almost meet half of the cost to employ security guards to protect the Robe Oval and associated sporting facilities during the peak holiday season.

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