Caloundra wins Australia’s Tidiest Town Award
The Queensland town of Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast has been announced the Overall Winner of the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards 2012.
The announcement was made at the national awards ceremony and Vice Regal Reception hosted by the Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO at her Yarralumla residence in Canberra.
As well as winning the overall Australian title, Caloundra won the Community Action & Partnerships and the ‘Dame Phyllis Frost’ Litter Prevention category awards.
According to the Australian Tidy Towns Judge, Dick Olesinski, Caloundra is a dynamic and environmentally aware community with friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated residents that care for their unique environment.
“Volunteers play an enormous role in ensuring the town achieves positive social, environmental and economic outcomes. The many anti-litter, historical and environmental groups work in partnership with the Caloundra Tidy Towns group across a range of projects and are well supported by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.”