Rockhampton crowned Queensland’s most Sustainable Community for 2020

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MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday 15 December 2020

The 2020 Queensland Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Overall Award goes to Rockhampton

The winners of the Keep Australia Beautiful 2020 Queensland Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards were announced on Tuesday 15 December via an online announcement.

The Keep Australia Beautiful 2020 Queensland Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Overall Award was presented to Rockhampton, qualifying the town to represent Queensland in the National Awards to be held in Beechworth, Victoria in 2021.

Running nationally since 1990, these awards have evolved to encompass projects and initiatives with a focus on environmental sustainability and resource management to reflect a growing awareness of the importance of community-led environmental action. The awards recognise the hard work undertaken by regional towns, councils, individuals and groups and share these best practices and ideas to continue to improve our vibrant rural towns.

Overall winner Rockhampton also won the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Category and Environmental Sustainability – Water categories.

The judges commented that Rockhampton delivered a range of well planned and executed projects demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and the community across all awards categories, making the town highly deserving of the win.

The judges also awarded Cunnamulla with Highly Commended for their achievements delivering genuine outcomes, linking community, environment and planning despite facing various challenges.

Val Southam, Chief Executive of Keep Australia Beautiful said Keep Australia Beautiful was pleased to have so many entries from across regional Queensland this year.

“It is wonderful to see the great work the regions are doing,” commented Ms Southam.

Watch the online announcement at: https://youtu.be/nvPJeHcc5Yo

 

2020 QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – TIDY TOWNS WINNERS TABLE

Category
Winner

 

Overall Winner
Rockhampton
(Rockhampton Regional Council)

Overall Highly Commended
Cunnamulla
(Paroo Shire Council)

Resource Recovery and Waste Management
Circular economy driving our future in the Rockhampton Region
(Rockhampton Regional Council)

Heritage and Culture
Cunnamulla Bushlands Project
(Paroo Shire Council)

Young Legends
Elijah Richardson
(Bundaberg Regional Council)

Environmental Sustainability – Water
From River to Reef, improving water quality in the Rockhampton Region
(Rockhampton Regional Council)

Environmental Sustainability – Natural Environment Management
Cunnamulla Bushlands Project
(Paroo Shire Council)

Environmental Communication and Engagement
Cunnamulla Bushlands Project
(Paroo Shire Council)

Community Health, Wellbeing and Interest
Sport and Active Living Festival
(Gladstone Regional Council)

(ENDS)

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Val Southam, Chief Executive, Keep Australia Beautiful ceo[at]kab.org.au, m: 0419 016 401

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTES:

About the Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards

Keep Australia Beautiful seeks to lead, challenge and inspire all Australians to strive for a sustainable and litter free environment. It does this through research, communications programs and awards programs.

Its national awards are known as the Australian Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards. The Awards program commences with state and territory awards and culminates in a national Grand Final event.