The 2019 Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town Awards were held in Smithton Tasmania. This two-day event included a tour of Smithton showcasing some of the projects that contributed to the town winning last year; highlights from Gail Langley’s national judging tour; presentations from each finalist; as well as networking opportunities for the representatives from each state.
The Awards have evolved to encompass projects and initiatives with a focus on environmental sustainability and resource management, reflecting a growing awareness of the importance of community-led environmental action.
They set out to recognise the hard work undertaken by individuals and groups in rural communities and to share these best practices and ideas so as to continue improving our vibrant rural towns. There are 10 special category awards followed by an overall National winner.
Ardrossan, the winner of KESAB’s Sustainable Communities Award, won two National Awards: Environmental Sustainability – Energy and Environmental Sustainability – Natural Environment Management.
Northern Territory finalist Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) was announced as the overall winner of the 2019 Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards, and this town will host the awards in April 2020.
|Overall Winner||Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), NT|
|Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention||Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), NT|
|Resource Recovery and Waste Management||Cessnock, NSW|
Highly Commended – Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), NT
|Heritage and Culture||Oatlands, Tas|
|Young Legends||Group: Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School SRC, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), NT|
Individual: Lauren Jackson, Collie, WA
|Environmental Sustainability – Energy||Ardrossan, SA|
|Environmental Sustainability – Water||Dimboola, Vic|
|Environmental Sustainability – Natural Environment Management||Ardrossan, SA|
Highly Commended – Collie, WA
|Environmental Communication and Engagement||Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), NT|
|Community Health, Wellbeing and Interest||Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), NT|