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Race on to find WA’s tidiest towns

Could your town be one of the west’s tidiest towns?

Keep Australia Beautiful Western Australia has restarted the Tidy Towns Communities Awards for 2020 after it was earlier put on hold due to the CO-VID 19 pandemic.

Entries will be open from June 12 until September 7, 2020, when submissions are also due.

Communities are invited to apply in one or all of the award’s seven categories:

  • General Appearance;
  • Community Action and Wellbeing;
  • Environmental Sustainability;
  • Environmental Education;
  • Heritage and Culture;
  • Young Legends; and
  • Litter Prevention and Waste Management.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson stressed the importance of celebrating community contributions during a testing CO-VID19 time.

“Regional communities have faced considerable challenges in 2020 and it’s time to celebrate some of the fantastic sustainable achievements that have taken place despite those difficulties,” Mr Dawson said.

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

Mr Dawson also lauded some of the sub-narratives that come into light as part of the competition.

“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,” he added.

Tidy Towns Award information is available at http://www.kabc.wa.gov.au/get-involved/tidy-towns-sustainable-communities

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