For over 50 years, Keep Australia Beautiful has been running the Tidy Towns Awards as a means of encouraging, motivating and celebrating the sustainability and community development achievements of rural and regional communities across Australia. You can find more about the National awards program here: http://kab.org.au/tidy-towns/national/
2016 Australian Tidy Towns Overall Winner, Triabunna are proud hosts of this year's awards and are looking forward to welcoming you to their town on the east-coast of Tasmanian.
The 2017 Australian Tidy Towns program includes:
Thursday 11 May
1:45-4:30pm Welcome Function
All aboard! We're kicking off this year's awards event in style with a charter cruise taking in the stunning views of the Tasmanian coast line.
Light refreshments served on board. Dress: smart casual, covered shoes and remember to pack a warm jumper.
Location: Meet at the Triabunna Wharf and Marina, Charles Street (opposite Triabunna Visitor Information Centre)
5-6:45pm 2017 National Finalist Presentations (excl. NT)
Hear new ideas, learn how others have met challenges and be inspired as representatives from each Australian Tidy Town share their journey to sustainability. Due to a travel conflict Areyonga (Utju) will present after Friday's lunch.
Get to know your fellow finalists over a shared supper of soup and sandwiches.
Please note: this is a light supper only. If you think you'll get hungry or have a health condition that means you need to eat more frequently please stock up on snacks early in the day. Shops and eating places in Triabunna close early and you will not be able to purchase food after the evening activities.
Friday 12 May
8:45am-2:30pm Triabunna Town Tour
Tour Triabunna and witness their award winning environmental and community projects first hand.
- Council building solar initiatives and energy efficiency
- Demonstration of steam weed manangement system
- Community and kitchen gardens
Morning tea at historic Rostrevor Estate and waste-free picnic at proposed art, food and accommodation precinct Spring Bay Mill provided.
Location: Meet at Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Chambers, 9 Melbourne Street
2:30-3:30pm NT case study presentation and ATT judging
Listen to 2017 Australian Tidy Towns Judge, Jill Grant reflect on her third judging experience.
Location: Triabunna Hall
2017 Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Town Awards Dinner
Orford Bowls Club, 6-10:30pm
The moment you've all be waiting for! Join us as the 2017 Australian Tidy Towns category and overall winners are announced. Featuring an inspirational message from guest speaker, Director of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and former Young Tasmanian of the Year, Greg Irons.
Welcome drinks and three course meal showcasing the best of Tasmanian produce included.
Dress: Cocktail or Business Formal
For further information about the 2017 Australian Tidy Towns Awards please visit: http://sustainablecommunities.com.au/ or contact email@example.com