Australian Sustainable Cities judge on his way to Bunbury

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Friday 3 October 2014


 

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What: National Judge visit on site with Deputy Mayor, Brenden Kelly, and Colin Spenser Sustainability Officer
When: Monday 6 October 2014
Media call time: 10.15am
Location:  Bunbury Wildlife Park and Accessible Playground

City of Bunbury representatives are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Keep Australia Beautiful national Sustainable Cities judge, Cameron Little, on Monday 6 October as it vies to become the 2014 winner of the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards.

As part of his judging tour, Cameron Little will visit a number of the key environmental projects and initiatives in Bunbury that earned the city the Keep Australia Beautiful WA state winner’s title this year. Last year the title was held by City of Swan.

According to Mr Little, “to be recognised on a national stage is quite the achievement for City of Bunbury. I can’t wait to see their winning projects first hand.”

As part of the judging itinerary Mr Little will be visiting the Waste Management facility, travelling to the Big Swamp, as well as the Accessible Playground and Wildlife Park. He’ll also be shown the wildflower walk, as well as tour the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Between the Organics Processing Centre and Bunbury Senior High School; heritage and culture will be judged at the Wadandi Memorial Park. Before his return to Bunbury after his busy day, he will be visiting the Paisley Centre – originally a school, which is now being converted to a Museum.

Mr Little will evaluate these initiatives against the national awards criteria which encompasses environmental innovation and protection, resource recovery and waste management, water conservation and energy innovation, community action and partnerships, litter prevention, the protection of heritage and culture and a young legends category.

Keep Australia Beautiful National Chief Executive, Peter McLean said, “the Sustainable Cities program allows Australia to show case 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.”

Every state and territory will be participating this year, and the other finalists are:

Brimbank City Council, Victoria
Brisbane City Council, Queensland
Canberra Urban Honey, Australian Capital Territory
Glenorchy City Council, Tasmania
City of Holdfast Bay, South Australia
City of Manly, New South Wales
City of Palmerston, Northern Territory.

The existing Australian Sustainable Cities winner is City of Marion in South Australia, and this title will be passed onto the new 2014 winner at the awards event to be held there in November.

The Australian Sustainable Cities Awards encourage, motivate and celebrate the local sustainability achievements of urban communities across Australia, and have been running since 2007.

The Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards are sponsored by the Australian Packaging Covenant. The principal event sponsor is City of Marion, the 2013 Australian Sustainable Cities Winner. Thank you to our other event sponsors, TAFE South Australia and Solar Bins Australia.

For more information visit: kab.org.au

ENDS

Media Contact: Lee-Maree Gallo
Phone: (08) 9792 7136 / 0417 825 169
Email: lmgallo@bunbury.wa.gov.au

Judge Contact: Cameron Little Mob: 0414 385 644 nationaljudge@kab.org.au

National Media Comment: Peter McLean, National Executive Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful  Mob: 0416 227 158 peter@kab.org.au

National Media Contact:   Alice Morgan, Communications Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful alice@kab.org.au  Tel: (02) 8626 9396

About Sustainable Cities  About Cameron Little

About Keep Australia Beautiful: Keep Australia Beautiful is the national peak body on litter prevention. With more than four decades of experience in engaging Australians to care for their local environments, (not to be confused with the organisation Clean Up Australia Day) KAB Programs include Sustainable Cities, Tidy Towns, Clean Beaches, National Litter Index, Eco-Schools, Australia’s Litter Action Plan, Adopt a Patch, and Keep Australia Beautiful Week in August.

The KAB National website is www.kab.org.au where all information on the organisation can be accessed including the National Litter Index, which is Australia’s only independent nation-wide litter research.

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