Nominations open for Tidy Towns & Cities Sustainability Awards!

Published on 18 April 2024

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Nominations are open for the 42nd Annual Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria's Tidy Towns & Cities Sustainability Awards. 
The Awards recognise the achievements across 10 categories contributing to a sustainable, resilient and beautiful town or city – so there is plenty of choice when putting forward your nomination!
The 10 categories include:

  • Behaviour Change Campaigns & Education: An educational campaign or program that results in empowerment and behaviour change that builds community.
  • Community: A project leading towards a stronger, more resilient and thriving community or economy.
  • EPA Waste Reduction and Prevention: Projects focusing on reducing and preventing what goes into landfill.
  • Energy: A project showing leadership and innovation in conservation, production and distribution of energy.
  • Environment: Projects that protect, enhance, restore biodiversity, and prevent damage to the natural environment.
  • Indigenous Culture: A project recognising outstanding commitment to the conservation and celebration of the rich diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Litter: A project taking action to prevent, reduce and enforce local litter issues.
  • Wellbeing: A project contributing to an accessible community with resilient, healthy and happy people.
  • Young Legends: An individual or group of people all 25 years or younger who demonstrate outstanding contribution to any of the categories.
  • Heritage and Culture: A project recognising outstanding commitment to the conservation and celebration of a community's heritage and culture.

All towns across the Mornington Peninsula are encouraged to enter as many of the 10 categories as they can.
The township of Hastings was awarded two consecutive years of recognition in 2020 and 2021, for environmental action and leadership.
Nominations close midnight Friday 17 May 2024. To find out more and apply visit Keep Australia Beautiful’s website:

 Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Simon Brooks:

“The annual Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria's Tidy Towns & Cities Sustainability Awards are back! Have you, your community group, school, business, or township been working tirelessly towards a more sustainable future? If you have, we strongly encourage you to put forward your project for this year’s awards! Don’t miss out on being recognised for your strong dedication to our community.”

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