2022 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities finalists announced

21st October 2022

27 Western Australia communities to compete for 2022 Tidy Town Sustainable Communities awards
Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities awards recognise the achievements of sustainable initiatives and litter free local communities
Winners will be announced on Friday, 25 November 2022 at an award ceremony

A total of 27 Western Australian regional and remote communities have been chosen as finalists in the 2022 Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s (KABC) Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.

This is the 53rd year of the flagship program, which acknowledges sustainable, litter-free communities by celebrating initiatives such as litter prevention, environmental education, preserving heritage, community action and youth leadership.

The eight award categories include:

Litter prevention and waste management
Young Legends
Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Education
Heritage and Culture
Community Action & Wellbeing
General appearance
Community Containers for Change

One community will be announced as overall State Winner.

The Keep Australia Beautiful Council Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards are funded by the State Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, administered by the Waste Authority, and supported by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Main Roads Western Australia and Tourism Western Australia.

The overall State Winner and category winners will be announced at a gala luncheon on Friday 25 November 2022 at the Tidy Town Sustainable Communities Awards event at Frasers, Kings Park in Perth.

For more information on the Awards and to view finalists visit www.kabc.wa.gov.au/get-involved/tidy-towns-sustainable-communities.

Comments attributed to KABC Chairman Michael Aspinall:

“I congratulate all the 2022 finalists announced today for their hard work and commitment to making a difference in their communities.

“The awards provide a great opportunity to showcase communities that are leading the way with litter prevention and education.

“I look forward to seeing who will take the top awards at the 2022 award ceremony.”

List of 2022 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards category finalists:

Litter Prevention & Waste Management
Boddington, Carnamah, Dampier, Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Port and South Hedland

Young Legends
Albany, Dardanup, Gascoyne Junction, City of Karratha, Pingelly, Nyabing

Environmental Sustainability
Collie/Donnybrook-Balingup*, Gascoyne Junction, Greenbushes, City of Karratha, Narrogin, Shire of Murray

*Joint project

Environmental Education
Bunbury, Shire of East Pilbara, Kalbarri, Martu Farm, Nyabing, Williams

Heritage & Culture
Collie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Port and South Hedland, Shire of Irwin, York, Woodanilling

Community Action & Wellbeing
City of Karratha, Gascoyne Junction, Greenbushes, Horrocks, Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, Port and South Hedland

General Appearance
City of Karratha, Collie, Donnybrook- Balingup, Gascoyne Junction, Pingelly, Woodanilling

Community Containers for Change
Collie, Donnybrook-Balingup, Exmouth, Gascoyne Junction, Pingelly, Port and South Hedland,

State Winner
City of Karratha, Collie, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gascoyne Junction, Port and South Hedland, Pingelly

A full list of projects submitted by the finalists can be found here

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