Nominations closing soon for Sustainable Communities Tidy Town Awards


Residents of the Northern Grampians are encouraged to nominate a group or individual that has contributed to improving, empowering and building resilience in our communities.

The Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town 2020 Awards reward the individuals, community groups, educational institutions, businesses and councils which have lifted the profile of their towns.

A Keep Victoria Beautiful initiative, the awards have been going since 1983 and award individuals, groups and organisations that have gone above and beyond in making a difference to their communities.

The awards are now focussed on recognising and celebrating grassroots initiatives and positive actions taken by communities and individuals.

Winning entries from previous years have ranged from the creation of a pre-school children’s garden; the repair and alteration of donated school uniforms which have helped hundreds of families clothe their children; to the successful treatment of waste-water from milk tanks and storage silos.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Murray Emerson, said these awards are a great opportunity to shine the spotlight on the fantastic work community groups do around our towns.

“We have some incredibly driven, motivated, and hard-working people in our region and these awards present an opportunity to showcase the excellent work they carry out,” he said.

“Get in quick and nominate a person or project you think has helped better our shire.”

The categories for this year’s Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town Awards include Education, Energy, Litter, Waste, Environment, Indigenous Culture, Heritage and Culture, Community, Social Wellbeing and Young Legends.

Entries for this year’s Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town Awards close on 1 May. To enter visit the awards entry portal.

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