Environmental News

Rainbow Bay wins Heritage and Culture National Award

David Curtin - Friday, July 18, 2014

 

Rainbow Bay have taken home the Heritage and Culture Award, won at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Clean Beaches Awards 2014. The event was held at Currumbin on the Gold Coast, this morning. The Overall Australian Clean Beaches win went to Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.

Australian Clean Beaches judge Averil Bones said “one of the key elements that delivered Rainbow Bay the heritage and culture win was the rehabilitation centre for returned soldiers.”

A notable element of the community’s commitment to acknowledging and conserving its living history is the St George Returned Services Respite Centre. The Centre has been a place for rest and healing since World War II for servicemen and women in the armed forces and is one of the last such centres in Australia.


Australian Clean Beaches Category Awards 2014

Community Action and Partnerships Whyalla, South Australia
Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory
Environmental Protection and Innovation Raspins Beach, Tasmania
Heritage and Culture Rainbow Bay, Queensland
Young Legends Fingal Head, New South Wales
Overall Winner Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory

 

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David Curtin, Chief Executive Officer, Keep Queensland Beautiful - 04 35 602 737