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Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns2021-02-26T13:41:08+11:00

Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns

Since 1981, the Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Program has been rewarding and recognising projects around litter, waste management, recycling, heritage, community spirit and other environmental areas in towns both large and small across the breadth of NSW.

Winning the title of the “State’s Tidiest Town” has become a much sought-after honour and is highly contested by small and large towns alike. View historical winners of Tidy Towns below.

All regional towns, councils, community groups, businesses, schools and individuals are invited to take part in this program by submitting an entry in one of the 14 categories or the Overall Award. There is no fee for entries to the awards.

The State Overall winner has the potential to become a finalist for the National Keep Australia Beautiful Award, and may also host the awards weekend for the year following their win. This is a great opportunity to showcase your town, but is not mandatory. If you are not in the position to host the awards, do not let it deter you from entering.

Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns 2020 Awards update

Keep Australia Beautiful NSW wishes to advise that the 2020 Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns awards weekend to be held in Murrurundi, NSW will be postponed to 12 – 14 March 2021.

The health and safety of our awards participants and event attendees is our highest priority and after consulting with Upper Hunter Shire Council, our partners and staff, KAB NSW has decided that rescheduling the event is the responsible course of action at this time.

As this is a two-and-a-half-day event this will also give us the best opportunity to be able to plan a full program in a COVID safe way.

We are excited to host you next March and we will be in touch in the coming months with further details and registration.

Awards Categories

For a list and description of all categories, click here to learn more.

Populations Categories

  • Population category A: up to 2000
  • Population category B: 2001-6000
  • Population category C: 6001-12,000
  • Population category D: 12,001-20,000
  • Population category E: 20,001 +

Awards Levels

The Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards Program incorporates category awards and awards for towns by population size, culminating in an Overall Tidy Towns Winner each year. Read more here.

2019 Awards Winners and Highly Commended

To view the full list of 2019 Winners and Highly Commended, click here.

2019 Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards Winners
2018 Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards Winners
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