The sustainability efforts of regional and remote communities in Western Australia have been acknowledged, following the announcement of the winners in the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards.
The awards highlight and recognise regional communities that demonstrate effective litter prevention activities, positive environmental outcomes and projects that reflect the heritage and culture of their community.
This year, 28 communities competed across the seven categories of litter prevention, general appearance, environmental education, sustainability, preserving heritage, community action and youth leadership.
Top honours were awarded to Boddington, with the town being named Western Australia’s tidiest town for 2021.
Port and South Hedland won the inaugural Containers for Change award for most effectively using its 10 cent container deposit scheme refunds – with more than five million containers returned by July 1 and $500,000 raised by the community.
Other category winners included the City of Karratha and Shires of Cunderdin, Cuballing, Boyup Brook, Norseman, Gnowangerup and Donnybrook.
Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the awards are a “much loved and respected part of the Western Australian way of life.”
“For more than 50 years, these awards have showcased the important work taking place in our State’s regional and remote communities and encouraged friendly competition between towns,” she said. “Congratulations to all of the 2021 winners for their outstanding efforts.”
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