Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities

Regional and Remote communities are invited to register for the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards, opened by the Minister for Environment on 1 May with a clean-up and launch in Esperance. Enter your community projects in seven categories.  The Awards highlight and recognise regional communities that demonstrate effective litter prevention activities, positive environmental outcomes and projects that reflect the heritage and culture of their community.

Register your community in the 2021 Awards,
a sumbission form will be provided to you, due by 27 August 2021
Enter your community projects in seven categories.

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Having run for over 50 years the awards continue to be a valued resource for communities in their sustainable and litter free initiatives, and it's a friendly competition between towns. Keep Australia Beautiful Council's (KABC) annual awards are open to all regional and remote communities. They recognise, reward and promote initiatives as diverse as litter prevention, environmental education, preserving heritage, community action and youth leadership. The diversity of submitted projects reflects the diversity of communities in regional and remote Western Australia.

The awards are unique and communities are recognised as a whole. Judges visit each community to learn more about the submitted projects. Local Shires, Community Resource Centres, groups, organisations and individuals are able to enter their community in Keep Australia Beautiful's iconic awards.

The Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards Timetable

1 May Launch of Awards in Esperance. Applications open.
27 August Entries and submissions close.
6 - 24 September Judging visits to communities.
22 October Finalists announced.
26 November State Awards Event at Optus Stadium.

Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities State Winner 2020 - Narrogin.
Narrogin will represent Western Australia at the National Tidy Towns Awards. Find out all winners and finalists in the 2020 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards here.  

About Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards

KABC Chairman, Michael Aspinall, urges regional and remote communities to be involved. "Tidy Towns rewards sustainable community initiatives and litter-free environments.  The awards brings communities together and contributes to the sustainability of regional towns,” he said.  

There are seven categories.
General Appearance
Community Action and Wellbeing
Heritage and Culture
Litter Prevention and Waste Management
Young Legends
Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Education as well as the Leadership Award, sponsored by AIMWestern Australia.  Category winners receive $500 and the overall State Award winner receives $2000.  Award participation brings recognition and media opportunities.

Read the award criteria here. You can read what types of projects communities submit in the Awards here. 

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In 2019 the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards celebrated 50 years of recognising and rewarding regional and remote communities who take positive action to protect and enhance their environment.  You can read about the history here.






Tidy Towns involvement benefits communities who enter

Listen to Bunbury talk about how Tidy Towns acknowledges volunteers.

Environmental Education Award Winner 2018, talk about why they enter Tidy Towns.

View the video below to hear what people are saying about the benefits that participating in Tidy Towns gives their communities.  For project ideas you can read about previous winners' projects here .

You can read more about Tidy Towns Sustainable Community Awards on the menu links on the right, or if you want to know more contact tidytowns@kabc.wa.gov.au  or phone 6364 6643.

The Awards celebrate communities.
"We live in Community - not in Economy".  Listen to Peter Kenyon, CEO Bank of Ideas and WA Senior of the Year 2017 talk about community change from within.

Previous Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Award Winners
Read about previous years' winners here