Shire of Harvey Tackle Fishing Hotspots

In 2014 the Shire of Harvey in WA was successful in applying for a Keep Australia Beautiful litter prevention grant to install fishing line recycling bins and education signage at local fishing hotspots. The Shire of Harvey has a 45km coastline, the Leschenault estuary and three major rivers, where fishing line can be and has been a serious environmental issue.

Tackle Bins and Education signage now displayed at 6 locations within the Shire with more than 600m of line in the first month after installation!

The Tackle Bins and Education signage are located at:

  • Eastwell Boat Ramp, Australind (Collie River)
  • Collie River Bridge (Australind)
  • Ridley Place, Old Coast Road – please note the Shire has been up-grading the boat ramp at this location. The ramp re-opens this week and it is expected that usage of this Tackle Bin will increase.
  • Crimp Crescent, Cathedral Avenue
  • Binningup Beach, and
  • Myalup Beach

The Shire has received some great feedback on the installation of the Tackle Bins and moreover has had requests for further bins along the watercourses throughout the Shire.

The Tackle Bins have been monitored since installation on a fortnightly basis:

  • Eastwell Boat Ramp x 6 times
  • Collie River Bridge x 6
  • Ridley Place x 4
  • Crimp Crescent x 4
  • Binningup x 3
  • Myalup Beach x 3

This has been a small but important project and the results have been very good. The Shire will continue to monitor these bins on a regular basis.

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