Queensland Tidy Towns Accreditation 2017
Tidy Towns is the flagship program of Keep Queensland Beautiful. This well-known program aims to recognise and reward work occurring in towns across Queensland.
|The Tidy Towns accreditation program better reflects the comprehensive approach that has been a part of the Tidy Towns ethos for many years.
Accreditation will provide participating towns with a 1-5 star rating based on their performance in key focus areas; Environmental Innovation and Protection, Heritage and Culture, Community Spirit, Litter Action, Resource Recovery, Waste Management, Water Conservation and Energy Efficiency.
The change to an accreditation program will mean that all towns, not just winning towns will receive recognition for their efforts through promotion on an honour roll, Our Queensland travel guide and through provision of signage.
Tidy Towns accreditation provides formal recognition of the hard work that communities are already carrying out to foster long-term environmental and social health.
- Boost community morale
- Encourage positive social change
- Promote local businesses, community groups, unique natural environment and cultural heritage
- Encourage tourism
- Enhance the reputation of the town as a great place to live
- Receive supporting feedback from judges
Submissions close: Friday, 15 September 2017
The new Tidy Towns accreditation program will drive a whole-of-community approach; it is a grassroots 'community' action program motivating individuals, community groups, businesses and schools to work with their local Council to develop a 5 star accredited town.
A small registration fee applies and is based on the population of the town. Once you register, you will receive an email from Keep Queensland Beautiful, which will contain further information to download the entrant booklet and how to take part in a series of webinars, workshops and a how-to guide for creating your tidy towns (online) profile at tidytowns.net
For assistance or more information on the Queensland Tidy Towns accreditation program, please call 07 3040 2999 or email info [at] keepqueenslandbeautiful.org.au