Wick­ham in run­ning for a tidy award

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Sev­eral Pil­bara towns are among 41 West Aus­tralian com­mu­ni­ties on the short list for the an­nual tidy towns awards.

Wick­ham, Parabur­doo, Mar­ble Bar, New­man and Port and South Hed­land have been nom­i­nated for the awards, which recog­nise com­mu­nity ef­forts in ar­eas such as her­itage con­ser­va­tion, en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity and lit­ter man­age­ment.

Coral Bay on the Nin­ga­loo Coast is also in the run­ning.

Wick­ham Tidy Towns sec­re­tary Kelly Nunn said the com­mu­nity group had been busy do­ing what they could to make Wick­ham a good place to live.

“In the past year we have done our num­ber plates, we built a trailer, this year we re­leased a mag­netic cal­en­dar for the whole town, and on Satur­day night we hosted a bo­gan bingo event which was a mas­sive fundraiser to­wards the com­mu­nity gar­den,” she said.

“We have our first of four cleanups com­ing up in April too.

“Our suc­cess is down to our com­mit­ted vol­un­teers who are al­ways there for what­ever we or­gan­ise.”

Mrs Nunn said if the com­mu­nity gar­den was up and run­ning in time it would be sub­mit­ted for award con­sid­er­a­tion along­side the reg­u­lar clean-ups.

Wick­ham Tidy Town’s first town clean-up will be hosted on April 1.

Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful Coun­cil chair­man Michael Aspinall said this year’s en­trants were par­tic­u­larly di­verse.

“It is en­cour­ag­ing to see the range of com­mu­ni­ties en­tered and we look for­ward to hear­ing about these towns’ in­spir­ing projects at the State awards later this year,” he said.

En­trants have un­til June 15 to send in their sub­mis­sions, with all com­mu­ni­ties vis­ited by judges by end of July.

Projects will be judged in six cat­e­gories: ac­tion and well­be­ing, her­itage and cul­ture, lit­ter and waste man­age­ment, young le­gends, en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity, and en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.

Fi­nal­ists will be an­nounced in Au­gust and the over­all cat­e­gory and State win­ners will be an­nounced in Oc­to­ber.

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