2021 Territory Tidy Towns Awards Presentation

We’re thrilled to bring you the 2021 Territory Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards Presentation, presented by Mr Heimo Schober, CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful (NT).

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Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) wins 2021 Northern Territory Sustainable Community Tidy Town Award

The proud MacDonnell Regional Council township of Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) has won the 2021 Northern Territory Sustainable Community Tidiest Town accolade announced in Darwin.

Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT) CEO, Heimo Schober said Santa Teresa’s (Ltyentye Apurte) key stakeholder’s continued dedication and collaborative work over the last few years, improving liveability, keeping their community tidy and beautiful, has certainly made it a stand-out community yet again.

“The residents living in the semi-arid MacDonnell region of Northern Territory have continually embraced the Territory Sustainable Community Tidy Towns program, with many in the community working together in corporation and collaboration to achieve great community outcomes and this prestigious Award,” Mr Schober said.

“The township’s strong culture of continuous improvement and community participation helped the MacDonnell Desert community win the competition yet again, they’re achieving ‘new norms’ all the time.

“The MacDonnell Council Staff, Traditional Owners and the residents of Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) all deserve this win for their efforts and dedication to ensure their community is the Territory’s Tidiest Town and Sustainable Community over the past 12 months.

“This will be MacDonnell Regional Council’s ninth consecutive outright win. It is inspiring to see a Regional Council consistently producing Territory Sustainable Tidy Town winning communities.”

The township of Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) continues to demonstrate great community collaboration, pride and leadership in local sustainability practices and education, and sets a wonderful example for other remote Territory townships to follow.

“I congratulate the MacDonnell Regional Council for their leadership and support inspiring Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) to win this Award,” Mr Schober added.

“Again, the MacDonnell Regional Council has won majority categories at the 2021 Territory Sustainable Community Tidy Town Awards,” Schober said.

Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) officially became the ‘Territory’s Tidiest Town’ again and is now the Territory’s Finalist after winning the overall NT Award as well as receiving the Category Award for ‘Best Medium Territory Tidy Towns Community.’

As the Territory’s 2021 Tidiest Town, the MacDonnell region community of Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) will represent the Northern Territory at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Sustainable community Tidy Towns Awards next year in 2022.

The Northern Territory Sustainable Community Tidy Towns Awards program recognises and acknowledges the commitment, collaboration and hard work undertaken by remote and regional community key stakeholders, schools, individuals, stores, Rangers, Aboriginal Corporations, businesses and Councils. It showcases innovative ideas and initiatives that improve social and environmental development and sustainability in regional areas of the Northern Territory towards UNSDG’s and 2030 plus 2050 climate targets.

2021 Results Table

Overall Winner/ National FinalistSanta Teresa-(Ltyentye Apurte)  (MacDonnell Regional Council)
Community CitizenDougie Wells (Titjikala)
Community CitizenNanny Kingsley (Areyonga Utju)
Best Homeland / OutstationBuni-Inwunbuluk
Best Small CommunityAnmatjere (Ti Tree) Central Desert Regional Council
Best Medium CommunitySanta Teresa-(Ltyentye Apurte)  (MacDonnell Regional Council)
Best Regional CouncilMacDonnell Regional Council
‘Dame Phyllis Frost’ Litter Control & PreventionPapunya (Warumpi) (MacDonnell Regional Council)
Waste ManagementSanta Teresa-(Ltyentye Apurte)  (MacDonnell Regional Council)
Community ParticipationSanta Teresa-(Ltyentye Apurte)
Resource Recovery ManagementEast Arnhem Regional Council
Energy ConservationMacDonnell Regional Council
Heritage & CultureKuwarddewardde Malkno Seasons Calendar
Best Territory Tidy Town SchoolM’Bunghara School
Clean Green Healthy SchoolLiving Waters Lutheran School
Environment Action  MacDonnell Regional Council

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