Much-loved City volunteer hangs up her gloves

Published on Friday 17 May, 2019


The City of Gosnells has recognised the contribution of a local volunteer who has been helping keep the streets and parks of Gosnells free from litter for almost four years. 

Coral Culling, a Gosnells resident, is retiring as an ‘Adopt-a-Spot’ volunteer after dedicating hundreds of hours to the program. Mrs Culling has been involved in similar programs in other regions for more than three decades.   

The City, in partnership with Keep Australia Beautiful WA, encourages local residents, businesses and community groups to ‘Adopt-a-Spot’ and keep that place free of litter, as well as report graffiti to the City for removal.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst presented Mrs Culling with a certificate of appreciation and said she was a terrific example of the important role played by volunteers in the City.

“It is fitting that Mrs Culling’s contribution to her local community is recognised during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 20 to 26 May,” he said.

“On behalf of the City, I’d like to thank Mrs Culling for her tireless contribution to making our City a great place to live. Thanks, also to the many other volunteers who contribute their time and effort to our community.”  

Keep Australia Beautiful Chair Michael Aspinall encouraged others to get involved and help make a difference in their local neighbourhood.

“Congratulations Coral for the time you’ve dedicated to helping keep your local community and environment clean.  Your contribution has made a real difference and I urge others to get involved with Keep Australia Beautiful’s Adopt-a-Spot program,” he said.

“Choose your favourite site – it could be your street, local park, bush trail or local wetland – and get started today.

“We encourage you to invite friends, family and neighbours to join you and make your clean-ups count towards a cleaner environment.”

For more information or to register your interest to take part in Adopt-a-Spot, visit www.kabc.wa.gov.au, call 6364 7210 or email adoptaspot@kabc.wa.gov.au