Bass Coast Projects Named Tidy Towns Finalists
Three Bass Coast Shire Council projects undertaken in 2013/2014 have been announced as finalists in the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria’s Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards 2014.
Youth event No Talent Required, recycling education program Recycle 100, and Social Inclusion Week event Ramp It UP have all been named as finalists.
Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria will be visiting Wonthaggi to present finalist certificates at the Wonthaggi Town Hall Foyer on 19 September.
Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said he was impressed with the level of local community participation in the Awards program this year.
“The Tidy Towns – Sustainable Community awards are a great way to celebrate the good work undertaken by community groups, volunteers and Council throughout the year in our communities,” Cr Rankine said.
“Often this work goes unnoticed and unrewarded, so this is an opportunity to acknowledge these valuable contributions that have been made by individuals and groups.
“We are proud of our town and the work the community has done to make it a better place to live, work and play.
“The judges indicated that the standard of entries this year was extremely high and becoming a finalist as quite an achievement.”
The Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards event ceremony will be held at Wangaratta on Saturday, 11 October, where winners of each category and the Tidy Town of the Year 2014 will be announced.
For more information on Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria and the awards, visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/kabv.
No Talent Required – an event for 12 to 25 year olds celebrating National Youth Week organised by Bass Coast Youth Advocacy Group, Future Leaders Influencing our Community (FLIC), and Council
Recycle 100% – a targeted recycling education program for positive behaviour change as part of a Resource Recovery and Waste Management project managed by Council in conjunction with Wonthaggi Recyclers
Ramp It Up – a community action event celebrating Social Inclusion Week and International Day of People with Disability, organised by Council