20/11/2013

Huskisson Beach receives Highly Commended at Australian Sustainable Cities Awards

On Monday, 19 November, Huskisson Beach received a Highly Commended in the Community Partnerships Award at the Keep Australia Beautiful, 2013 Australian Clean Beaches Awards. The event was held in the Cockburn, Western Australia.

Huskisson Beach had the most significant project demonstrating community action and partnership; the Woolly Way cycle path. The cycle path is a shared project that links Huskisson to other communities along the foreshore, in particular Woollamia.

David Imrie, CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, said it was pleasing to see communities from New South Wales acknowledged on the national stage.

“I’d like to congratulate the Huskisson Beach community on receiving this well deserved commendation,” Mr. Imrie said.

“Huskisson takes great pride in their beach and their ongoing partnerships with local community groups and Shoalhaven City Council helps maintain their pristine environment for tourists and locals to enjoy.”

Averil Bones, National Clean Beaches Judge, praised the community spirit of Huskisson and the calibre of other state winners which made for a competitive awards program.

“Visiting the five national finalists and learning about all their fantastic work was a real privilege. In all of the five finalists, it was obvious that a special spirit emerges where each community has a strong and enduring connection to its local environment.”

“I know that the beaches at Currumbin, Huskisson, Stanley, Holdfast Bay and Frankston will continue to be beautiful, vibrant and inspiring places to live and visit.”

The Overall Australian Clean Beaches award went to Currumbin, Queensland.

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