Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities finalists named

23rd October 2020

33 finalists across eight categories
A new category to recognise challenges during the COVID-19 period

Thirty-three Western Australian communities have been named as finalists for the State Title in the Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s 2020 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.

Six communities have been announced as finalists for the State title.  They are:
Boddington
Greenbushes
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Kojonup
Narrogin
Port and South Hedland

There are eight categories, including a new category for 2020 to recognise community wellbeing during the COVID-19 period.

Keep Australia Beautiful Council Chairman, Michael Aspinall, said the introduction of the Community Action COVID Projects award acknowledged the challenges communities continue to face due to COVID-19.

“This year has been a challenging year for everyone, and the Community Action COVID Projects award recognises the initiatives taken to care for and connect community members during COVID-19.

“The judges across all categories had a real job selecting the finalists in a quality and diverse field. Every community taking part can feel proud of helping make our state even more beautiful and for promoting positive environmental, social and economic changes that lead to a more sustainable future for their community.”

The Western Australia State winner and category winners will be announced on 27 November 2020 at the Tidy Town Sustainable Communities Awards event in Perth.

The finalists are:

Litter Prevention & Waste Management
Boddington, Denham, Geraldton, Karratha, Narrogin, Port and South Hedland

Young Legends
Albany, Bridgetown, Collie, Greenbushes, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Port and South Hedland

Environmental Sustainability
Boddington, Dumbleyung, Kalgoorlie- Boulder, Kojonup, Port and South Hedland, Wongan Hills

Environmental Education
Boddington, Broome, Kalgoorlie- Boulder, Kojonup, Pia Wadjiri, Wellstead

Heritage & Culture
Albany, Carnarvon, Darkan, Mount Magnet, Narembeen, Narrogin

Community Action & Wellbeing
Albany, Boddington, Narrogin, Wandering, Waroona, Wongan Hills

General Appearance
Gascoyne Junction, Jarlmadangah Burru, Karratha (Dampier), Narrogin, Norseman, Wellstead, Yandeyarra

Community Action COVID Projects
Corrigin, Greenbushes, Kununurra, Marble Bar, Port and South Hedland, Yandeyarra

Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards are funded by the State Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, administered by the Waste Authority.

In 2020, Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities awards is additionally supported by Main Roads Western Australia.

Contact: media@dwer.wa.gov.au