Environmental News

Queensland's Tidiest Town for 2014 is Cooktown

David Curtin - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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 The competition has been replaced by an accreditation program, acknowledging every participating town with a 1 to 5 star rating, based on key environmental focus areas.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!

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Until next time,

David Curtin
Chief Executive Officer

M: 0435 603 737 (Media Contact)

E: DCurtin [at] keepqueenslandbeautiful.org.au 

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