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Geraldton is among the finalists of WA’s tidy towns. Image – Canva
  • Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards will announce the WA winner in less than a month
  • Finalists in seven categories have been selected
  • Albany and Boddington appear in the most categories - four each

Tidy Towns awards spotlight communities that are taking initiative to help keep Australia beautiful. With less than a month until the awards ceremony, who is in the running to receive the top awards?

The awards administered by the Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC) acknowledges sustainable and litter-free communities.

KABC Chairman Michael Aspinall has congratulated all the finalists.

“KABC’s Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards are a much loved and respected part of the Western Australian way of life.”

Michael Aspinall, KABC Chairman

“For more than 50 years, these awards have showcased the important work taking place in our State’s regional and remote communities and encouraged friendly competition between towns,” he said.

“I congratulate all of the 2021 finalists for their commitment to the environment and sustainability in their communities – and I look forward to seeing who will take out the top prize in November.”

Communities are recognised initiatives they have in seven categories.

One community selected from the finalists below will be dubbed the overall State winner.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is being recognised for ongoing community projects. Image – Canva

Litter Prevention & Waste Management

Albany If You Toss, It’s the Planet’s Loss and Keep Albany Beautiful
Boddington Community litter Reduction Initiative
City of Busselton Vintner’s RATS (Residents Against Trashing Streets)
City of Karratha Compost Trial
Geraldton Gero Clean Up Crew
Southern Cross New Landfill Site and Tip Shop

Young Legends

Town Young Legends
Albany Olivia Finn
Boddington Adrian Smallberger – Terry the Tree
Boyup Brook St Mary’s School
Cunderdin Youth Council – Youth Events
Port and South Hedland Baydon Rae
Vasse Vasse Primary School – The Paper Brick Project

Environmental Sustainability

Town Program
Carnamah Post Cyclone Seroja Salmon Gums Planting
Collie Reviving The Collie River
Cuballing Yornaning Dam Rehabilitation
Dumbleyung Activation and Rehabilitating degraded lands in the Wheatbelt
Greenbushes Greenbushes Green Day Out
Port and South Hedland Hedland Volunteer Flatback Turtle Monitoring Program

Environmental Education

Town Program
Boyup Brook Boyup Brook War on Waste
City of Karratha Yaburara Heritage Trail Weed Management and Planting Sessions
Kalbarri No More Plastic is Fantastic
Martu Farm Red Dirt Blue Sky, Keeping Martu Farm Beautiful through SWEET education and leadership
Newman Bin Tagging and Recycling Education
Shire of Augusta Margaret River – Undalup Cultural Fire Workshops – Fire Stick Farming

Heritage & Culture

Town Program
Albany Restoration and repurposing of the town hall
Boyup Brook Boyup Brook District High School Yarning Circle
Carnamah Museum Upgrade
Mullewa 125 Years Celebration
Norseman The Woodland Cultural, Community and Visitor Centre
Shire of Augusta Margaret River – Undalup Undalup Bunura Festival 2021

Community Action & Wellbeing

Town Program
Boddington LARP and medieval festival
Collie Colley River Valley Bulletin
Gnowangerup Horsepower Highway
Greenbushes Greenbushes Folk Club
Kalgoorlie-Boulder KBULG’s ongoing community projects, supported by CKB and industry partnerships
Wongan Hills Co-located sport and recreation centre

General Appearance

Town Program
Donnybrook Heritage Goods Shed Interpretive Centre and Station Square
Dunsborough The Telstra Block and Hanny Lane Revitalisation
Jarlmadangah Burru Living in a clean Community
Newman Sustainable Litter Collection Program, Great Northern Clean-up 2020 and East Newman Street Blitz
Southern Cross Welcome, pool and skate park
Yarloop Steam Workshops redevelopment

The WA winner will be announced on Friday, 26 November 2021

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