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Register now for the Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards Event in Nundle!
Yes, it’s that time of year again! Towns across regional NSW have rolled out their sustainable credentials, ramped up their environmental initiatives and banded together as a community to put their towns forward for the most widely recognised awards in country NSW – and now it’s time to celebrate the winners.
Registrations close on 30th October.
Experience all that the 2014 State Tidy Town has to offer, while celebrating the hard work and achievements of our participants with a dinner, entertainment, and the announcement of this year’s winners!
The event will take place over the November 7-9 weekend.
Known for its unique combination of natural vistas with a rich agricultural and pastoral landscape, Nundle is renowned for its beautiful scenery and tranquil nature. Qualifying for our smallest population category, with just 280 residents, Nundle’s sustainability achievements are impressive.
Nundle is nestled at the bottom of the Great Dividing Range and offers quintessential country hospitality, cultivated in a rich area of cultural heritage.
Tidy Towns began in 1981, making it KNSWB’s longest-running program, rewarding environmental sustainability and investment in the future of our regional towns. Now in its 34th year, the program recognises both group and individual efforts to protect, preserve and enhance local environments and communities across the state.
As well as the Overall State Tidy Towns Award, awards will be given in the following categories:
• Overall NSW Tidy Town Award
• Cultural Heritage Award – Sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
• Community Actions and Partnerships Award – Sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
• Conservation Partnerships Award – Sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
• Young Legends Award
• Sustainable Water Award
• Energy Efficiency Award
• Waste Minimisation Award – Sponsored by the Australian Packaging Covenant
• Litter Reduction Award – Sponsored by the Australian Packaging Covenant
• Sustainable Business Award
Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards
If your town, council, group, club, school or business has been involved in environmental and/or community projects in regional NSW in the past year, we want to hear about them!
Since 1981, the Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Program has been rewarding and recognising the civic pride, community spirit and environmental commitment of regional communities across NSW. The Awards celebrate achievements of communities who implement projects to improve their town’s natural and built environments.
Tidy Towns is about rewarding long-term sustainability – in the social, economic and environmental sense – and investment in the future of our regional towns. It aims to keep them lively, dynamic and beautiful places to both live and visit. This is reflected in eleven different award categories which address various aspects of sustainability. Entries are open until Wednesday 18th June.
- Overall NSW Tidy Town
- Cultural Heritage Award – Sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
- Community Actions and Partnerships Award
- Conservation Partnerships Award – Sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
- Environmental Education Award
- Young Legends Award
- Sustainable Water Award
- Energy Efficiency Award
- Waste Minimisation Award – Sponsored by the Australian Packaging Covenant
- Litter Reduction Award – Sponsored by the Australian Packaging Covenant
- Sustainable Business Award
How Do I Enter?
1. Fill out an entry form with details about your town, organisation, awards you’re entering and entry fee payment.
2. Complete the relevant awards submission form. There is a separate form for each award. You can enter as many as you like, but you can only enter a project once (for example, if your organisation has completed two projects in the past year, you can enter these in two separate awards). Send the submission/s along with the entry for to us at email@example.com by Wednesday 18th June.
3. We will organise an assessor to visit your town. They will write up a report, which you can read to get feedback on your submission.
4. The report is sent to a team of experts who will judge the awards.
5. Winners will be announced and the Awards celebrated at the Tidy Towns Weekend, November 7 – 9. This will be held in Nundle, who won last year’s NSW Overall Tidy Town Award.
We have changed the entry method slightly from last year to streamline submissions and reporting. This means a simpler process with fewer forms to deal with. We also anticipate that the feedback provided to towns will be more comprehensive.
All forms are now editable PDFs which means you can download them, fill them out on your computer and email them back to us. If you need to, you can still print them out and post them back to us. Instructions on how to fill out the forms, along with what kind of information we are looking for, is included in the PDF.
Submissions close Wednesday 18 June. If you have any questions about the submission process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 8594 4080.
Downloadable Entry Forms
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