Glenorchy being judged for national Sustainable Cities award

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MEDIA RELEASE
Monday 26 October 2015

 

City of Glenorchy is representing Tasmania in the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Sustainable Cities awards 2015.

National Sustainable Cities judge, Sean Rooney, will be visiting Glenorchy on Wednesday 28 October, and the award ceremony will be held in the City of Brisbane on 13 November 2015.

Mr Rooney said he was looking forward to visiting the Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmanian Sustainable Cities finalist to review their projects as part of their National submission.

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

The community of Glenorchy desire to revitalise the CBD areas, be a safe and well-connected city with quality open spaces while safeguarding the natural environment and a strong economy has been recently outlined in their City of Glenorchy Community Plan 2015-2040.

Mr Rooney will be compiling judging scores with a field trip to see the Windermere Bay Playground, Golden Years Club – Go Movement, the Tolosa Park – Community leisure park and Cycling and Skate Park Hub, Mountain Bike Park, KGV Sport & Community Precinct and YMCA among other initiatives.

Mr Rooney will also learn about the ongoing management of waste within the community providing a number of preventative measures and services; the stage 1 completion of the Derwent Park Stormwater Reuse project, which will save about 476 mega litres of water a year; as well as one of 356 heritage listed places, Austin’s Cottage.

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

In addition to the overall winner, the national program contains the category awards, each of which is scored through the national judging process:

  • Community Action and Wellbeing
  • Dame Phyllis FrostLitter Prevention Award, Waste Management & Resource Recovery
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Young Legends
  • Environmental Education.

Australian Sustainable Cities finalists include:

  • City of Canada Bay, New South Wales
  • Canberra Ornithological Group, Canberra
  • Frankston City Council, Victoria
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia
  • Brisbane City Council, Queensland.

Editors notes:

 For more information visit: kab.org.au

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

National Media Contact:

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

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