Congratulations to local Tidy Town Awards winners

Published on 20 October 2016


Six local initiatives have been recognised at the 48th Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns – Sustainable Community Awards held in Horsham over the weekend.

Outright Winner Awards went to:

  • Josie Jones won the highly prestigious Dame Phyllis Frost Award for her project, The One Tonne Challenge, which focuses on giving back to the ocean by encouraging people to pick up rubbish at our beaches.
  • Mornington Community Information and Support Centre earned the award for their emergency relief centre which assists people who are experiencing financial crisis. 
  • Crib Point Community achieved the award for their substantial rubbish clean up after a bush fire in Crib Point.
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire and Manton and Stony Creek Landcare Group for their partnership to transform the Red Hill Station Reserve into a useable community space. 

Highly Commended Awards went to:

  • Mornington Peninsula Shire and Mt Eliza Placemaking Group received the award for its Mount Eliza Community Safety Signage project. 
  • Western Port (Hastings) Community Volunteers also received an award for the Western Port (Hastings) Visitor Information Centre. 

The three townships of Mornington, Hastings and Crib Point were finalists for the overall Tidy Town Award, which was won by Horsham.

Mornington Peninsula Shire congratulates all finalists and award winners for this year’s Tidy Town Awards.