Triabunna National Finalist awaits Tidy Towns judging


29 December 2015


Triabunna, the second largest township on the east coast of Tasmania with a population of 895, is the Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmanian Tidy Town for 2015. They will now go on to represent their state in the Keep Australia Beautiful, 2016 Australian Tidy Towns awards.

Triabunna will be visited by the Australian Tidy Towns judge Jill Grant on 6 and 7 January to compare with six other finalists from all over the country.

Ms Grant said, “to be recognised on a national stage is quite the achievement for Triabunna. I can’t wait to see their winning projects first hand.”

When there, Ms Grant will be compiling judging scores while learning about the following initiatives, among many others:

  • Collaborative approach to litter management.
  • All ages and groups across the community that are actively involved in natural environment conservation.
  • Health and wellbeing such as creative arts, boat restoration, gym, marine activities, and space for community members to gather.
  • Heritage and culture from the traditional land owners of the local Aboriginal community to Tasmanian European history including convict, farming, whaling, shipwright and timber industries, evidence of which is found in many parts of the town.

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

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

Sponsored by The Australian Packaging Covenant and the Department for the Environment the Australian Tidy Towns awards encourage, motivate and celebrate the achievements of rural and regional communities across Australia.

Australian Tidy Towns finalists include:

  • Roma, state winner from Keep Queensland Beautiful
  • Horsham, state winner from Keep Victoria Beautiful
  • Mundulla, state winner from KESAB environmental solutions in SA
  • Orange, state winner from Keep NSW Beautiful
  • Albany, state winner from Keep Australia Beautiful WA
  • Mt Liebig, territory winner from Keep Australia Beautiful NT.

The Australian Tidy Towns awards will be held on 17 and 18 March, hosted by last year’s winner Toodyay in Western Australia.

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Editors notes:


Keep Australia Beautiful consists of an independent federation network in each state and territory. It is a national organisation that is recognised as Australia’s independent litter prevention thought and practice leader, for a litter free and sustainable Australia.

With more than 45 years of experience in engaging Australians to care for their local environments, (not to be confused with Clean Up Australia) KAB programs include Tidy Towns, Clean Beaches, Sustainable Cities, National Litter Index, Beverage Container Recycling Grants, Eco-Schools, Adopt a Patch, and Keep Australia Beautiful Week in August.

The network includes Keep Australia Beautiful National Association; Keep Australia Beautiful ACT; Keep NSW Beautiful; Keep Victoria Beautiful; Keep Queensland Beautiful; Keep Australia Beautiful WA; KESAB environmental solutions in SA; Keep Australia Beautiful TAS and Keep Australia Beautiful NT.

Judge Contact:

Jill Grant | 0411 652 895 |

Finalist Contact:

Lona Turvey, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council |0428 360 789 |

National Media Contact:

Alice Morgan, Communications Manager, Keep Australia Beautiful | 0416 768 387 |

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