Australian Sustainable Cities judge on his way to Manly

Friday 26 September 2014




What: National Judge visit on site with Manly representatives
When: Tuesday 30 September 2014
Media call time: 1.45pm
Location: Manly Beachfront – manly ocean beach stairs 

City of Manly representatives are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Keep Australia Beautiful national Sustainable Cities judge, Cameron Little, on Tuesday 30 September 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 Manly that earned the city the New South Wales state winner’s title this year. Last year the title was held by Canada Bay.

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

Manly Council recognises the vital role that community organisations and volunteers play in keeping Manly beautiful and creating a local culture that values environmental sustainability.

Manly Council partners with a diverse range of local community volunteer groups who share the same passion for environmental protection and sustainability.

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
City of Bunbury, Western Australia
Canberra Urban Honey, Australian Capital Territory
Glenorchy City Council, Tasmania
City of Holdfast Bay, South Australia
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:


Media Contact: Chris Parsons
Phone: 02 99761510

Judge Contact: Cameron Little Mob: 0414 385 644

National Media Comment: Peter McLean, National Executive Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful  Mob: 0416 227 158

National Media Contact:   Alice Morgan, Communications Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful  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 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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