Tidy Towns Sustainable Communties
Tidy Towns Sustainable Communties is an annual awards program that acknowledges regional communities who foster sustainable behaviours and a litter-free environment.
According to Keep Australia Beautiful National (who manage the Australian Tidy Towns awards) over 1,000 communities and 90,000 volunteers engage in the Tidy Towns competition each year with projects contributing over $100 million in volunteer labour.
In Western Australia Tidy Towns entrants are eligible to win awards at regional, state and national levels. Please see the side tabs for comprehensive information on the program, past entrants and the 2012 timeline.
Hedland, Western Australia’s representative in the Australian Tidy Towns Awards has had its social and environmental efforts rewarded!
At an event held in Caloundra, Queensland last Friday, Hedland won the Environmental Innovation and Protection Award and was highly commended for Community Action and Partnerships.
This year marks 44 years of the Tidy Towns awards in Australia, with Keep Australia Beautiful receiving 1180 initiatives nationally, from over 300 entrants across councils, shires, community groups, schools and individuals.
Other finalists in the awards were: Wycheproof in Victoria; Wugularr in the Northern Territory; Latrobe in Tasmania; Longreach in Queensland; Victor Harbor South Australia; and Armidale in New South Wales. Please visit the Keep Australia Beautiful national site to read more.
Toodyay Tidy towns Inspires Bali Clean Ups, thanks to Mike Griffiths.
Read article here.
Dick Olesinski OAM, the national judge for the Australian Tidy Towns Awards visited our State Winner, Hedland (Port and South) on Thursday 21 February.
Dick (left) is photographed above with Cr Julie Hunt and George Daccache, Deputy Mayor, Town of Port Hedland.
A media release about the visit is here.
Tidy Towns Judge Peter Ashton wins Volunteer of the Year award along with Emily Fitzsimmons of Esperance.
Peter Ashton receives DEC volunteer of the year award from Bill Marmion, Minister for the Environment, Water.
Emily Fitzsimmons received her award for her tireless work volunteering in Stokes National Park. Esperance were awarded the Energy Innovation Award and received a Special Commendation at the Tidy Towns state awards in November.
Department of Environment and Conservation Volunteer of the Year awards recognise volunteers’ outstanding service, dedication and commitment.Read the media statement here.
Hedland named WA’s tidiest town
The dynamic community of Hedland (Port and South Hedland) in the Pilbara has won the State title in the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards for the second time in three years.
Tony Krsticevic MLA member for Carine, presents Mal Osborne, CEO of Hedland with the State Tidy Towns Award.
Community Action and Partnerships: Karratha
General Appearance: Leonora
Natural Environment Conservation: Gnaraloo
Young Legends: Broome Bush Rangers
Water Conservation: Southern Cross
Heritage and Culture: Kalbarri
Waste Management and Litter Prevention: Quairading
Energy Innovation: Esperance
Esperance also received a special commendation for its commitment to a whole-of-community approach to litter prevention, maintenance of amenities, caring for the environment and providing for the needs of people of all ages.
Many of the projects recognised this year are run by volunteers, and their valuable assistance is acknowledged in helping to keep regional communities strong and vibrant.