OVERALL WINNER

Gascoyne Junction, WA

Gascoyne Junction, a community of about 70 people, has proven with stunning success that a strong sense of community, resilience, self-reliance, and passion are alive and well in regional Australia. At its heart, Gascoyne is a true example of what communities can do when focused on strong community, innovative sustainability, and self-reliance.

A very active and dedicated community of volunteers play an enormous role in ensuring Gascoyne Junction flourishes and maintains its standing as a caring and dedicated community. Various groups work together and in partnership with the Shire of Upper Gascoyne to accomplish positive social, sustainable, environmental and economic outcomes – on the journey to becoming a sustainable Gascoyne Junction.

The collective effect of this success has provided an incentive to continue to work together to achieve a common vision for a better environment, an enhanced quality of life and a sustainable future for all residents and visitors to Gascoyne Junction.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award Overall Winner

Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention

This award recognises innovation and achievements in litter prevention or reduction through education, effecting litter management or behaviour change.

WINNER

Gascoyne Junction, WA

Gascoyne Junction, a community of about 70 people, has proven with stunning success that a strong sense of community, resilience, self-reliance, and passion are alive and well in regional Australia. At its heart, Gascoyne is a true example of what communities can do when focused on strong community, innovative sustainability, and self-reliance.

A very active and dedicated community of volunteers play an enormous role in ensuring Gascoyne Junction flourishes and maintains its standing as a caring and dedicated community. Various groups work together and in partnership with the Shire of Upper Gascoyne to accomplish positive social, sustainable, environmental and economic outcomes – on the journey to becoming a sustainable Gascoyne Junction.

The collective effect of this success has provided an incentive to continue to work together to achieve a common vision for a better environment, an enhanced quality of life and a sustainable future for all residents and visitors to Gascoyne Junction.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Mount Liebig, NT

Gascoyne Junction, a community of about 70 people, has proven with stunning success that a strong sense of community, resilience, self-reliance, and passion are alive and well in regional Australia. At its heart, Gascoyne is a true example of what communities can do when focused on strong community, innovative sustainability, and self-reliance.

A very active and dedicated community of volunteers play an enormous role in ensuring Gascoyne Junction flourishes and maintains its standing as a caring and dedicated community. Various groups work together and in partnership with the Shire of Upper Gascoyne to accomplish positive social, sustainable, environmental and economic outcomes – on the journey to becoming a sustainable Gascoyne Junction.

The collective effect of this success has provided an incentive to continue to work together to achieve a common vision for a better environment, an enhanced quality of life and a sustainable future for all residents and visitors to Gascoyne Junction.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Cedric Dixon (Mount Liebig, NT)

Mount Liebig’s Cedric Dixon is to be commended for his unwavering commitment to ensuring litter is not an issue within the community.

Cedric is truly Mount Liebig’s Litter Champion.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Resource Recovery and Waste Management Award

This award recognises innovation and achievements in recycling or waste reduction including initiatives that conserve resources or recover and re-use materials.

WINNER

Euroa, VIC

Strathbogie Shire Council is committed to supporting Waste Education in Euroa with the community embracing extensive diversion of kerbside waste to landfill. With waste education, waste wise events and a network of transfer stations, the town has achieved significant waste reduction results. Recycling and waste avoidance education community events have built a community of confident recyclers ready to share their knowledge.

Almost 70% of kerbside waste was diverted from landfill in the Shire, ranking third in Victoria. Moreover, the Shire has a reputation for low contamination rates in both yellow and green bins. Results like these show Euroa’s residents are confident when it comes to waste reduction and overall management and are consistently doing the right thing.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Scone, NSW

Waste is managed in Scone at a clean and well-maintained facility with paper, bottles, metals, polystyrene, and green waste recycled. A Food Organics Garden Organics recycling program has been developed and implemented whereby community members recycle food scraps from the plate to the paddock.

Strong partnerships between Upper Hunter Shire Council, Scone Tidy Towns, the Return and Earn Scheme, service organisations and schools have provided a practical and functional use, reuse and recycle resources policy. A reduction of 924 tonnes of waste going to landfill was achieved in six months, an overall reduction of 30% compared to the previous period.

A very active and dedicated community of volunteers play an enormous role in ensuring Gascoyne Junction flourishes and maintains its standing as a caring and dedicated community. Various groups work together and in partnership with the Shire of Upper Gascoyne to accomplish positive social, sustainable, environmental and economic outcomes – on the journey to becoming a sustainable Gascoyne Junction.

The collective effect of this success has provided an incentive to continue to work together to achieve a common vision for a better environment, an enhanced quality of life and a sustainable future for all residents and visitors to Gascoyne Junction.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Heritage and Culture Award

This award recognises outstanding commitment to the conservation and celebration of a community’s indigenous and non-indigenous heritage and culture.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Scone, NSW

Waste is managed in Scone at a clean and well-maintained facility with paper, bottles, metals, polystyrene, and green waste recycled. A Food Organics Garden Organics recycling program has been developed and implemented whereby community members recycle food scraps from the plate to the paddock.

Strong partnerships between Upper Hunter Shire Council, Scone Tidy Towns, the Return and Earn Scheme, service organisations and schools have provided a practical and functional use, reuse and recycle resources policy. A reduction of 924 tonnes of waste going to landfill was achieved in six months, an overall reduction of 30% compared to the previous period.

A very active and dedicated community of volunteers play an enormous role in ensuring Gascoyne Junction flourishes and maintains its standing as a caring and dedicated community. Various groups work together and in partnership with the Shire of Upper Gascoyne to accomplish positive social, sustainable, environmental and economic outcomes – on the journey to becoming a sustainable Gascoyne Junction.

The collective effect of this success has provided an incentive to continue to work together to achieve a common vision for a better environment, an enhanced quality of life and a sustainable future for all residents and visitors to Gascoyne Junction.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Young Legends Award

This award recognises achievements by an individual or group/s of young people (under 25) who have demonstrated significant commitment to the environment and/or have made significant contributions to any of the other categories.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Environmental Sustainability – Energy Award

This award recognises leadership and innovation in energy conservation and management in the face of a changing environment.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Environmental Sustainability – Water Award

This award recognises leadership and innovation in water conservation and management for the future.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Environmental Sustainability – Natural Environment Management Award

This award recognises the protection, conservation and enhancement of the natural environment.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Environmental Communication and Engagement Award

This award recognises outstanding achievements in raising awareness in environmental sustainability, leading to empowerment and behaviour change amongst the target audience.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tidy Towns Sustainability Award HIGHLY COMMENDED

Community Health, Wellbeing and Interest Award

This award recognises initiatives for the health and well-being of a community building a strong, healthy vibrant and accessible community.

WINNER

Gascoyne Junction, WA

Gascoyne Junction sets new standards for inclusion, diversity, well-being and resilience.

Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School, with only 11 students, is a generous fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, McGrath Foundation and WA Leukemia Foundation.

To foster relationships between residents and pastoralists, the town’s Drought Resilience Leadership Program hosted 40 residents. They formed friendships and connections as they discussed systems and services that could reduce living challenges in Upper Gascoyne.

Each year, the Junction and Landor Races and Gymkhana Committees and Kennedy Range Campdraft Club host iconic events, attended by thousands, thanks to the work of volunteers and donations.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award Overall Winner

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Scone, NSW

Gascoyne Junction sets new standards for inclusion, diversity, well-being and resilience.

Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School, with only 11 students, is a generous fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, McGrath Foundation and WA Leukemia Foundation.

To foster relationships between residents and pastoralists, the town’s Drought Resilience Leadership Program hosted 40 residents. They formed friendships and connections as they discussed systems and services that could reduce living challenges in Upper Gascoyne.

Each year, the Junction and Landor Races and Gymkhana Committees and Kennedy Range Campdraft Club host iconic events, attended by thousands, thanks to the work of volunteers and donations.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award Overall Winner

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Oatlands, TAS

Midlands Multi-Purpose Health Centre in Oatlands has received a Five Star Rating for its aged health care. The Center’s staff and the wider community are understandably proud of this achievement and should be commended for their commitment, dedication, and hard work.

Opening in March 2023, the Oatlands Aquatic Centre has a 25m six lane pool, toddler pool, and gym. With this well-designed facility built in harmony with the town’s heritage design, the health and well-being of the community is greatly enhanced.

Through the support of Southern Midland Council, ‘Rural Alive and Well’, a suicide prevention and well-being program, has grown to provide valuable support to rural communities across the Southern Midlands, Central Highlands and Glamorgan/Spring Bay.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award Overall Winner

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Horsham, VIC

Midlands Multi-Purpose Health Centre in Oatlands has received a Five Star Rating for its aged health care. The Center’s staff and the wider community are understandably proud of this achievement and should be commended for their commitment, dedication, and hard work.

Opening in March 2023, the Oatlands Aquatic Centre has a 25m six lane pool, toddler pool, and gym. With this well-designed facility built in harmony with the town’s heritage design, the health and well-being of the community is greatly enhanced.

Through the support of Southern Midland Council, ‘Rural Alive and Well’, a suicide prevention and well-being program, has grown to provide valuable support to rural communities across the Southern Midlands, Central Highlands and Glamorgan/Spring Bay.

Tidy Towns Sustainability Award Overall Winner

Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards 2023 – PHOTO GALLERY

19 May 2023 – King Island, Tasmania