26 September 2023

Tidy Towns come clean on new dates

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The Tidy Towns Communities Awards for 2020 have been restarted with an adjusted timeframe.

In a statement, Keep Australia Beautiful Western Australia (KABWA) said the awards had been postponed due to the impacts of COVID-19 but could now go ahead and communities were invited to enter.

“Entries are now open until 7 September, when submissions are also due. This allows suitable time for communities to address community sustainability projects and navigate changing social conditions as a result of COVID-19,” KABWA said.

“Submissions will be assessed in September and judging visits will take place in October and November.”

Minister for the Environment, Stephen Dawson said regional communities had faced considerable challenges in 2020 and it was time to celebrate some of the sustainable achievements that had taken place despite those difficulties.

“I encourage all regional and remote towns to enter and reward the good work being done by their communities,” Mr Dawson said.

“Having an opportunity to share community initiatives has always been a big part of Tidy Towns and we look forward to hearing those stories during the awards this year.”

Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities is a Keep Australia Beautiful Council program funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.

It is sponsored by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Main Roads WA.

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