Clean Beaches is open to any beach or shore area along a body of water such as a bay, river or lake. We encourage all Queensland local governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community councils, Surf Life Saving clubs, schools, beach residents and community groups to nominate.
To take out the Clean Beaches title, a beach community must not only be clean, but strongly proactive and best exemplify all aspects of the Clean Beaches Awards program.
Entry submission deadline: COB Friday 19 July 2013 - click here to submit your entry booklet online
COMMUNITY ACTION & PARTNERSHIPS... Recognises achievement in community beautification, presentation, health, well-being and pride. Also recognises partnerships between government, business, industry and local community networks.
LITTER PREVENTION... Recognises community litter management, reduction and education initiatives.
RESOURCE RECOVERY & WASTE MANAGEMENT... Recognises achievement in resource recovery and waste management including initiatives which conserve resources, recover and reuse materials and the appropriate disposal of non-recyclable materials.
ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION & PROTECTION... Recognises innovative principles and actions associated with developing sustainable communities. Also recognises protection of the natural environment focusing on the conservation of native flora and fauna.
WATER CONSERVATION... Recognise sustainable water management within communities which has combined innovative water conservation and water re-use initiatives at the private, industrial and municipal levels, benefiting society and nature.
ENERGY INNOVATION... Recognises sustainable energy management which focuses on innovative energy efficiency measures and climate change issues.
HERITAGE & CULTURE... Recognises communities which proudly preserve and value cultural history.
YOUNG LEGENDS... Recognises positive environmental outcomes which encourage and promote youth initiative and environmental education and/or achievement.