Keep Australia Beautiful NSW in conjunction with the Lithgow Tidy Towns Committee were thrilled to hear Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO, Governor of NSW, has accepted an invitation to attend the Tidy Towns Awards in Lithgow on Saturday 5th November. Her Excellency is the patron of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW.
The Governor’s visit raises public recognition of the importance of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW and Tidy Towns Committees, who strive to address the environmental, social and economic sustainability of local rural communities.
Peter McLean, CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW is very pleased to hear this great news. He said: “It’s very positive to see Her Excellency strongly recognising all these volunteers working in regional NSW by attending the Awards Weekend in November and it’s a great pat on the back for the Lithgow community who is the current State and National Tidy Town Title holders”.
“There are few things that bring these dispersed communities together under one roof and the Tidy Towns program is one of them. These are real people doing real things in rural NSW and we look forward to getting together with them every year” Mr McLean added.
Hon. Robyn Parker MP, Minister for Heritage and Environment will also be attending the evening function on Saturday 5th November in Lithgow.
With only a few months to go, Lithgow will be inundated with up to 400 community representatives from around NSW. The weekend will be running from Friday 4th November through to Sunday 6th November. This prestigious event is of local and regional significance and one of the biggest one-off events that Lithgow has conducted.
The 2011 Tidy Towns awards recipients will be announced on that weekend.
For more information on the Tidy Towns Awards Weekend, please contact Phil Kelly, Programs Manager, 02 9633 4402 or visit the Tidy Towns page on our website
Media Note: Tidy Towns is more than just about beautification - it also rewards environmental, cultural and heritage work in local villages and towns right across NSW.
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