Tidy Towns News

MONDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2015: Roma: Queensland's Tidiest Town for 2015

With a modest population of 6,906 residents, Roma continued to impressed the Keep Queensland Beautiful assessment panel with their dedication to Resource Recovery.

Resource recovery is the selective extraction of disposed materials for a specific next use, such as recycling, composting or energy generation in order to extract the maximum benefits from products, delay the consumption of virgin resources, and reduce the amount of waste generated.

The people of Roma have made a conscious effort to divert waste from landfill, having implemented some innovative resource recovery programs, such as;

  • Drop Zone Roma (a 1 day eWaste collection event, collecting 1,200 kgs in electronic waste)
  • Mobile Muster (14.49kgs collected of mobile phones and accessories)
  • drumMUSTER (over 10,000 drums collected to-date)
  • Nugrow Composting Trial (20,000m3 green waste diverted from landfill)
  • Concrete Crushing (50,000 tonnes diverted from landfill and used to surface local roads at landfill)
  • Steel & Battery Recycling (1000 tonnes sold to recyclers)
  • Oil Recovery (20000L oil recovered)

Roma has been awarded a 3 star rating in the Queensland Tidy Towns accreditation.

The Queensland Tidy Towns accreditation provides formal recognition of the hard work that communities are already carrying out to foster long-term environmental and social health.


 

MONDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2014: QUEENSLAND'S TIDIEST TOWN FOR 2014 ANNOUNCED:

The iconic Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns program in Queensland has undergone a complete overhaul.


Formerly a 'competition' - awarding category honours in Environmental Protection and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Heritage and Culture, Litter Prevention, Waste Management and Resource Recovery and Bush Spirit. The competition has been replaced by an accreditation program, acknowledging every participating town with a 1 to 5 star rating, based on key environmental focus areas.

For the first time ever, Keep Queensland Beautiful joined the line-up of presentations at the Local Government Association of Queensland annual conference in Mackay (27-29 October).

Click the image below to watch the YouTube video announcement shown at the Local Government conference.



THIS EVENING, COOKTOWN WAS NAMED QUEENSLAND'S TIDIEST TOWN FOR 2014.

Their outstanding Tidy Towns submission highlighted a number of grand achievements in all focus areas, from irrigation of all town parks along the waterfront, plans for one of the largest solar farms to commence over Christmas this year, enormous community spirit during the cleanup from Tropical Cyclone Ita, great tyre, battery and mobile phone recycling initiatives, along with an extensive network of street and public place recycling bins and surveillance cameras to issue penalty notices to those who continue to do the wrong thing.

COOKTOWN IS NOW A FOUR (4) STAR ACCREDITED TIDY TOWN.

Well done to the Cook Shire Council and the Cooktown community!

SPECIAL NOTE: Queensland's Friendliest Town will be announced early December! Stay tuned!

 
 
 

MONDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2013: MUNDUBBERA NAMED TIDIEST TOWN 2013

The fruit growing town of Mundubbera - 200 kilometres west of Bundaberg has been named Queensland's Tidiest Town for 2013. Read more...