Shadow Minister for Local Government and Campbelltown MP Greg Warren, and Campbelltown Councillor Darcy Lound have demanded the state government make a genuine and concerted effort to help remove dumped shopping trolleys from Campbelltown streets.
A number of councils throughout the state have raised concerns about the number of trolleys being dumped in their community.
The issue was one affecting the entire Macarthur region with trolleys also dumped throughout Wollondilly and Camden streets.
Mr Warren – who is also the Shadow Minister for Western Sydney – called on the Minister for Local Government and her Liberal-National colleagues to introduce constructive changes to address the issue.
During a recent walk through Campbelltown, Mr Warren and Cr Lound spotted more than half a dozen trolleys dumped along the Moore Oxley Bypass within the space of a few hundred metres.
Cr Lound said the dumped trolleys were not only an eyesore but also a safety hazard.
“The Minister for Local Government and her NSW Liberal-National colleagues are aware of the issue regarding dumped shopping trolleys but refuse to take any proactive steps to curb the problem,” Mr Warren said.
“Trolleys are there for one purpose – to transport goods from point A to point B.
“They are not a mode of transport or a landmark.
“Spend 15 minutes walking through Campbelltown’s CBD and I’m sure you will come across your fair share of dumped trolleys.”
Cr Lound added: “A dumped shopping trolley is an all too familiar sight in Campbelltown.
“The number of dumped trolleys really perturbs me and I know it annoys many other local residents.
“The government needs to step up to curb this problem that exists not only in Campbelltown, but all throughout Macarthur.”