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Rockingham beach wins two National awards!


Media Release – Embargoed till 2:30pm (SA) Friday 6th May 2011

Rockingham Beach, WA, wins two national category awards at the

Australian Clean Beaches Awards

Rockingham Beach, 50km South of Perth, has won the Water Conservation and Heritage & Culture category awards in the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Clean Beaches Awards 2010/11.

The awards were held this afternoon in South Australia, hosted in association with last year‟s national winner South Port Beach Noarlunga, represented by South Port Surf Club, other local community groups, and the City of Onkaparinga Council.

According to the Australian Clean Beaches National Judge, Dr David Moy, "Rockingham Beach is fortunate to have many local environmental and community groups, schools, businesses and individual residents, willing to spend time and money in the protection of the coastal environment with strong support from the City of Rockingham.

"Minimisation of water use is a priority in the area with all facilities having water saving fittings or automatic cut off valves to ensure that water wastage is minimised. These water conservation efforts, including the use of bore water only as the standard throughout the foreshores, earned Rockingham Beach national recognition.

"There is also a strong focus in the region on celebrating cultural events and the extensive military and naval history, with a number of war memorials and dive sites, whilst the Rockingham Beach Memorial Wall provides a place for residents to place plaques in the memory of family and friends who have passed away", Dr David Moy added.

Chairman of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association, Don Chambers, said "Climate Change impacts such as rising sea levels, on top of other human and environmental stresses, could see many of our coastal systems pushed beyond their tipping point so that the landforms and ecosystems no longer function as they should."

"The Clean Beaches Awards and their participants provide great examples of what individuals and their communities can achieve in protecting and improving the coastal environment by working together sustainably. Well done to the whole community in and around Rockingham Beach for your efforts", Don Chambers added.

Through the Australian Clean Beaches Awards, Keep Australia Beautiful is able to recognise local community and individual efforts that are helping rural and regional communities to become environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

For further information visit


KAB National:
Lara Shannon - Publicist on 0415 076 015 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Scott Lyall - National Executive on 0419 016 401 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

National Judge: Dr David Moy on 0411871460 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

KAB WA: Liz Grant, DEC Media on 08 6467-5253 or general line 08 6467 5555 

Rockingham: Chantal Husk – Media, City of Rockingham on 0414 096 605 or

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