Frankston City Council has been named the national winner of Keep Australia Beautiful’s 2015 Sustainable Cities Award.
Keep Australia Beautifu (KAB)l announced the winners of the 2015 Australian Sustainable Cities Awards at a ceremony on 13 November, which was hosted by last year’s winner, Brisbane City Council.
The judges deemed that Frankston City Council, in Victoria, demonstrated significant action and achievement across all the award categories , resulting in tangible social, economic and environmental benefits for communities across the local government area.
Australian Sustainable Cities judge Sean Rooney said that based on an assessment of all entries, Frankston City Council was a worthy overall national winner.
“The leadership, innovation and passion provided the Council, and its collaborations with local community groups, schools and businesses, demonstrates a positive ‘can do’ attitude, and translates into a shared sense of purpose, tangible civic pride and a commitment to a sustainable future,” he said.
Alongside the overall title, Frankston City Council won the Environmental Sustainability award, and was highly commended for Community Action and Wellbeing, as well as the Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention Waste Management and Resource Recovery categories.
The full Australian Sustainable Cities judge report can be found on the Keep Australia Beautiful website.
Photo Robert Thomas; Cr Suzette Tayler; Chris Hoffman; Debbie Coffey; Cr Sandra Mayer; Liana Deslandes; Bridget Allen; KAB CEO Philip Robinson. Courtesy of Leah Desborough.