Holdfast Bay National Finalist awaits Sustainable Cities judging

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Friday 3 October 2014


 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

What: National judge visit on site with St Teresa’s School students and teachers and the City of Holdfast Bay CEO, Mr Justin Lynch
When: Wednesday 8 October 2014
Media call time: 2.40pm
Location: Dune Revegetation Project – Brighton sand dunes (at the Esplanade pathway opposite the western end of Beach Road, Brighton)

City of Holdfast Bay are the South Australian Sustainable Cities overall title holders for 2014, won at the KESAB environmental solutions (Keep South Australia Beautiful) Sustainable Communities Awards in late August. This now makes them the state finalist for the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Sustainable Cities Awards. The National awards will be held in November, hosted by last year’s National winner, the City of Marion.

Holdfast Bay will be visited by Australian Sustainable Cities judge Cameron Little next week, to compare them to finalists from all over the country.

Mr Little said, “To be recognised on a national stage is quite the achievement for Holdfast Bay. I can’t wait to see their winning projects first hand.”

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

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

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

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: Leonie Gallacher
Phone: 08 8229 9911 / 0400 143 912
Email: lgallacher@holdfast.sa.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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