Road Watch Program is funded through a KESAB – Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Partnership.
Another successful year for the Road Watch program was achieved in 2018 – 2019.
The volunteer effort of Road Watch groups highlights the continuous growth of the program demonstrating the desire of the South Australian communities to connect with their local environment.
For the second consecutive year, Road Watch has gained momentum with a 9.4% increase in participants over the 2018 – 2019 period.
New Look Program
2019 saw the Road Watch program launch a new look logo (see above) that is reflective of the new direction and modern status of the program. The new look embraces and promotes the Adopt A Road component of the work done by the many volunteers.
Jack Williams has led the Lions Club of Strathalbyn District in their Road Watch activities for 14 years. As Jack is post 90 years of age he is trading in his role as team coordinator, but is still going to continue his volunteering work with the group. What a wonderful community volunteer. Thanks Jack.
We would also like to thank Geoff Allen for his many years of volunteering with the Road Watch program. Geoff joined the program in 2012 working in the regional areas surrounding Port Pirie and the Mid North of SA collecting many bags of litter.
We recognise the wonderful contribution to the South Australian community made by Mindy Fan who worked with the Road Watch program for many years as the co-ordinator of the Tzu Chi Foundation Road Watch Group Adelaide.
Mindy’s leadership and community spirit are a legacy that is continued by her companions in the Tzu Chi Foundation Road Watch program.
There have been 4 newsletters sharing information about the volunteers’ work. All are available on the KESAB website www.kesab.asn.au/programs/road-watch
KESAB would like to thank The Naracoorte Herald for promoting the program highlighting the issue of litter throughout the regional areas – www.naracoorteherald.com.au/story/6244309/mountain-of-litter-found-on-only-one-kilometre-of-highway
Litter Collection Data
It is estimated that 1,760kg of litter has been collected in total for the 2018 – 2019 period by Road Watch groups.
Most common items volunteers identified during July 2018 - June 2019 (Road Watch Group Reports)
Data captured in the KESAB Litter Strategy Monitoring Wave 76 – Nov 2018 reported that highways remained the most significant contributor to the total number of litter items counted in November 2018 with 33% (down from 35% in Wave 75) of the total litter items counted at highway locations.
Litter by location reported in the KESAB Litter Strategy Monitoring Wave 75 - May 2018
Value to the South Australian Community
It is estimated that the South Australian community has received $310,000 in value from our dedicated volunteers.