2015 Australian Sustainable Cities Award winners announced (TAS)

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10.30PM AEST
Friday 13 November 2015

Glenorchy

Len Yeats; Mayor Kristie Johnston; Gary Swanston. Photo by Leah Desborough.

Keep Australia Beautiful has announced the winners of the 2015 Australian Sustainable Cities Awards. The sustainability and litter fighting organisation sets out to encourage, motivate and celebrate the local sustainability achievements of urban communities across Australia via these annual awards, sponsored by the Australian Packaging Covenant.

Glenorchy City Council won the Young Legends Award, at the event hosted by last year’s title holder, Brisbane City Council on 13 November. Glenorchy was also highly commended for Environmental Sustainability and the Heritage and Culture awards.

Australian Sustainable Cities judge Sean Rooney said Glenorchy City Council has demonstrated achievement by supporting a range of sustainability programs and projects for young people.

“The commitment to sustainability and caring for the environment is embedded at a young age in the children and youth of Glenorchy.”

Glenorchy City Council were also recognised for the Derwent Park Stormwater Harvesting and Industrial Reuse Project, which will save about 476 mega litres of water a year, as well as their investment in the Moonah Arts Centre demonstrating environmental sustainable design.

Philip Robinson, CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful said, “the Sustainable Cities program allows Australia to showcase the best of the best, and provides outstanding examples of how cities around the nation are implementing practical projects that help local communities achieve an efficient and sustainable future.”

Included in the proceedings was an inspiring speech from Jane Milburn of Textile Beat, promoting conscious dressers seeking to know more about the substance, not just the style of clothing they wear.

The prestigious 2015 overall win went to Frankston City Council, in Victoria. Across all categories Frankston City Council demonstrated significant action and achievement, resulting in tangible social, economic and environmental benefits for communities across the local government area.

The full Australian Sustainable Cities judge report can be found on the Keep Australia Beautiful website kab.org.au

2015 Australian Sustainable Cities Awards – Results Table

Category Winner Highly Commended
Community Action and Wellbeing City of Canada Bay, NSW Frankston City Council, VIC
Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention Waste Management & Resource Recovery Brisbane City Council, QLD (sponsored by Australian Packaging Covenant)

Frankston City Council, VIC

 

City of Canada Bay, NSW (sponsored by Australian Packaging Covenant)

Environmental Sustainability Frankston City Council, VIC

Glenorchy City Council, TAS

 

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA

Heritage and Culture City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA Glenorchy City Council, TAS
Young Legends Glenorchy City Council, TAS

 

 

Environmental Education Canberra Ornithologists Group, ACT

 

 

Overall winner Frankston City Council, VIC  

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Judge Contact:

Sean Rooney | 0422 161 410 | seanrooney@capitalexecutives.com.au

Finalist Contact:

Len Yeats, Sport & Recreation Development Officer | 03 62166394 | lyeats@gcc.tas.gov.au

Media Comment:

Phil Robinson | CEO Keep Australia Beautiful | 0413 354 680 | ceo@kab.org.au

National Media Contact:

Alice Morgan | Communications Manager | Keep Australia Beautiful | 02 8626 9396 | alice@kab.org.au

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