Registrations for the 50th Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards have now closed.
This year’s awards will see 45 Western Australian regional communities competing across seven categories, with all in the running to be crowned the 2019 State winner.
Entrants now have until 14 June to finalise their submissions, with judges visiting all communities by the end of July.
Keep Australia Beautiful Council Chairman Michael Aspinall said this year’s entrants represented the expanse of the State – from indigenous communities such as Mungullah to towns in the south such as Cranbrook and Cuballing.
“The Tidy Towns awards recognise community efforts in areas such as litter management, heritage, young people, conservation and environmental sustainability,” he said.
“It’s great to see the relevance and range of communities which have entered these iconic awards and we look forward to learning more about each of the projects.
“For fifty years, these awards have brought communities together to achieve common outcomes that benefit the environment, and this year’s entrants further demonstrate this.”
During judges’ visits, all projects will be considered and scored across the following seven categories:
Finalists will be announced in August, with overall category and State winners revealed in October.
An honour roll of all 2019 entrants is available here.
Tidy Towns Sustainable Community awards are supported by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account; Tourism Western Australia; and Main Roads Western Australia.