• Peter Clark: 18 Years of Tidy Towns Assessing

    18/12/2013

    Since 1981, the Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards Program has been rewarding and recognising the civic pride and environmental commitment of communities in regional NSW.  Volunteers play a large role in these awards, from the groups that care for the natural and built environment of their town, to those who tirelessly travel across the […]

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  • Tidy Towns Assessors get a glimpse of endangered Tasmanian Devils

    02/09/2013

    Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities assessors have caught a glimpse of one of Australia’s most endangered species when they visited Barrington Tops on Thursday, 8 August to assess Scone’s entry into this year’s awards. Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities is the flagship program of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW and 2013 marks its […]

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  • More than just a Tidy Town

    20/08/2013

    By Ryan Collins, Tidy Towns Assessor, Recycling Programs Coordinator, Planet Ark. Since 1981, rural communities have been proving their civic pride, community spirit and environmental commitment through participation in the awards-based program. Anyone who has travelled throughout NSW would have passed the proudly displayed  Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities awards. I recently travelled to Narrandera […]

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  • A visual reminder to smokers – Bin your Butts!

    20/08/2013

    By Janina Waldmann The City of Sydney recently created a visual reminder to smokers of the pollution that cigarette butts create. Hyde Park was recently home to a hollow Perspex sign, reading ‘Yuk’, which was filled with thousands of cigarette butts, a small fraction of the estimated 500,000 butts that end up in our gutters, […]

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  • Armidale Picks up Two National Tidy Town Awards

    08/07/2013

    After taking out the NSW overall Tidy Town Award for 2012, Armidale picked up two awards at the national Australian Tidy Towns Award, the ‘Community Action and Partnerships’ and ‘Resources Recovery and Waste Management’ awards. Armidale’s community partnerships were a large part of what caught the eye of the NSW Tidy Towns assessors back in […]

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  • Sustainability at Penrith City Council

    06/07/2013

    In 2012, Penrith City Council we’re awarded the 2012 Sustainable Cities Overall Council Winner for NSW. The Council’s ‘Sustainable Penrith – Working Towards a Sustainable City’ plan saw the council recycle over 22,000kL of water, reduce landfill by 5,500 tonnes and compost 32,000 tonnes of food and garden organic waste. In anticipation of our 2013 […]

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