Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations

    Calling for WA’s tidiest towns

    7/03/2020 9:00 AM
    • Registrations now open for the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2020
    • Registrations close on May 1, 2020 

    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson encouraged regional and remote Western Australian communities to register for the 2020 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.


    Registrations were launched at a community clean-up and barbecue in Kalgoorlie-Boulder today by Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA (KABC) chairperson Michael Aspinall and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group.


    This year marks the 51st year of the Keep Australia Beautiful flagship program, which recognises and rewards regional and remote communities that take positive action to protect and enhance their environment. 


    Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities is a KABC-program funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account. It is sponsored by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Main Roads WA.


    Communities are invited to apply in one or all of the award's seven categories:

    • General Appearance;
    • Community Action and Wellbeing;
    • Environmental Sustainability;
    • Environmental Education;
    • Heritage and Culture;
    • Young Legends; and
    • Litter Prevention and Waste Management. 

    Registrations close on May 1, 2020 and completed project submissions are due by June 12, 2020.


    For more information about the Tidy Towns program and to register online go to the KABC website or email tidytowns@kabc.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities program plays an important role in rewarding sustainable community initiatives and litter-free environments. 


    "By increasing the awareness of issues such as managing litter, recycling, and protecting natural habitats, the program promotes a whole-of-community approach to caring for Western Australia's unique environment."


    Comments attributed to Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA chairperson Michael Aspinall:


    "The Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards bring communities together and contribute to the sustainability of regional towns. 


    "The program motivates and initiates local action, and recognises community efforts and engagement.


    "I encourage all regional and remote towns to enter and reward the good work being done by their communities."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800