Awards for keeping up appearances
TWO towns in the Shire of Waroona have claimed category awards in the annual Tidy Towns awards announced last week.
Waroona was named the winner in the Young Legends category which recognises individuals or groups under 25 years of age who have contributed to the sustainability of their community.
Preston Beach was awarded in the Environmental Education category which rewards innovative environmental advocacy and awareness programs.
Shire president Michael Walmsley said it was wonderful for the towns to be recognised for the efforts of their community.
“I think it’s excellent the towns have been recognised, especially given what we’ve been through,” he said.
“It’s great for people to be recognised for the work they’ve done.”
Tidy Towns program manager Shirley Brindley said the towns’ success was due to the efforts of a number of community groups.
In the Young Legends, the work of the Waroona Leos, the Waroona Youth Advisory Council and the Waroona District High School Bushrangers contributed to the award.
The Environmental Education award was due to the work of the Friends of Ramsar Action Group for the Yalgorup Lakes Environment group.
Cr Noel Dew said former councillor Chris Germaine should be thanked for her outstanding efforts in promoting the Tidy Towns competition for a number of years.
“She has had a passion for representing the Shire of Waroona on Tidy Towns, a great supporter and promoter, and encouraging people to enter wherever possible and this year with great results,” he said.
“Well done to Chris for her effort.”