Tidy Town Award Nominations For 2019 Announced

Tidy Town Award Nominations For 2019 Announced

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson

6 Regional Towns Vie For Tidiest Town Awards

Victor P Taffa

  • Regional Western Australia towns recognised for tidy community efforts

6 Western Australian communities stretching from the State’s Great Southern to the North-West will compete to take home the top honour in the 50th Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC) Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.

“I congratulate all entrants in this year’s awards for making positive environmental, social and economic changes and commend the diversity, reach and depth of the initiatives submitted for recognition in the iconic awards.” Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson said.

“Projects to better manage litter, waste and recycling, conserve water and energy, and protect our natural habitats, all work towards a more sustainable future.”

Of the 45 entrants this year, with strong submissions across all 7 award categories, 6 regional overall State-title finalists have been selected after a visit by judges. These include:

  • Albany,
  • Bunbury,
  • Esperance,
  • Greenbushes,
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder,
  • Port and South Hedland.

“Along with a focus on the management of litter, our 6 State finalists demonstrated to judges their strong community engagement, cultural partnerships, innovation and environmental initiatives.” Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA Chair Michael Aspinall said.

“Judges have taken into consideration the diverse nature of projects entered, and the reports from the judges to communities, highlight the impact of these projects.”

50th anniversary of the Tidy Towns awards in 2019 provided a framework for communities to work together for the sustainability of Western Australia’s regional towns.

State and category winners will be announced on 25 October 2019 at the Tidy Town Sustainable Communities Awards event in Perth.

Keep Australia Beautiful WA Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards are funded by the State Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, administered by the Waste Authority, and supported by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Main Roads Western Australia and Tourism Western Australia.

Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2019 Category Finalists:

Litter Prevention & Waste Management:

  • Albany,
  • Bunbury,
  • Cowaramup,
  • Fitzroy Crossing,
  • Kalbarri,
  • Margaret River.

Young Legends:

  • Albany,
  • Bunbury,
  • Esperance,
  • Port and South Hedland,
  • Waroona,
  • West Arthur.

Heritage & Culture:

  • Collie,
  • Dumbleyung,
  • Donnybrook,
  • Greenbushes,
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder,
  • Northam,
  • Pinjarra.

Environmental Sustainability:

  • Albany,
  • Bunbury,
  • Cranbrook,
  • Esperance,
  • Greenbushes,
  • Margaret River.

Environmental Education:

  • Augusta,
  • Broome,
  • Carnarvon,
  • Martu Farm,
  • Paraburdoo,
  • Quairading.

Community Action & Wellbeing:

  • Bridgetown,
  • Cunderdin,
  • Imintji,
  • Pinjarra,
  • Port and South Hedland,
  • West Arthur.

General Appearance:

  • Bunbury,
  • Gascoyne Junction,
  • Esperance,
  • Exmouth,
  • Shire of Manjimup,
  • Nullagine.

Abbreviations:

WA                 Western Australia