Tidy Towns Finalists 2017

Congratulations to all communities who entered Keep Australia Beautiful's Tidy Towns Awards this year.  Projects were wide ranging, exciting, dynamic, innovative and inspiring.  Judges had to make difficult analysis and decisions to determine finalists.

State Title Finalists are:

Albany, Cocos Keeling Islands, Jurien Bay, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Margaret River and West Arthur.

Tidy Town category finalists are:

General appearance – Augusta, Collie, Cocos Keeling Islands, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Wongan Hills, Yalgoo
Community action and wellbeing – Kalgoorlie- Boulder, Paraburdoo, Pemberton, Perenjori, Seabird, Quairading,
Litter prevention and waste management – Cocos Keeling Islands, Coral Bay, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Nannup, Margaret River, Wickham
Environmental sustainability – Albany, Burekup, Greenbushes, Irwin, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Margaret River,
Young legends – Albany, Coco Keeling Islands, Coral Bay, Waroona, West Arthur, Yalgoo
Environmental education – Jurien Bay, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Leeman, Margaret River, Preston Beach, Walpole
Heritage and culture – Albany, Cervantes, Port and South Hedland, Southern Cross, Three Springs, West Arthur

Keep Australia Beautiful WA Chairman Michael Aspinall said he was impressed by the depth and diversity of this year’s projects—making the judges’ job extremely challenging.

“The State finalists have all demonstrated strong community engagement, partnerships, innovation and environmental initiatives,” he said.

“I congratulate communities for making positive environmental, social and economic changes and for planning for a sustainable future for their community.”

The State winner and category winners will be announced on 20 October. Finalists can register here

About the State Event.

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia, Patron of Keep Australia Beautiful, will be attending the awards.

peter kenyonWe are also delighted that Peter Kenyon, Western Australian Senior of The Year will be attending.   Peter's expertise in regional development and key knowledge of regional sustainable initiatives is a perfect match for Tidy Towns.  Read about Peter here