Keep Australia Beautiful to announce winners of the most prestigious sustainability awards in Australia

Winners of the prestigious Keep Australia Beautiful 2022 Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards will be announced at an event hosted by 2021 Australian Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Overall winner, Hastings on Saturday 30 July.

The beautiful community of Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) will be representing the Northern Territory on the big stage, after taking out the 2021 Territory Tidy Towns Awards.

These annual awards recognise projects that reduce litter, minimise waste, encourage recycling, promote heritage and culture, habitat, celebrate community spirit, sustainability and many other environmental endeavours.

“Hastings taking out the top honour for the 2021 KAB, Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns National Award, was truly a great honour for our Town. This award recognises the strength, pride, commitment and dedication of our community and its volunteers. To be recognised on the National Stage is awesome, we feel so proud.” Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Dixon said.

Val Southam, Chief Executive Officer KAB, sees the awards program as a wonderful opportunity for all entrants to reflect on their achievements and work over the year.

“The awards, running nationally since 1990, have evolved to encompass projects and initiatives with a focus on environmental sustainability and resource management to reflect a growing awareness of the importance of community- led environmental action.” added Ms Southam.

In addition to a healthy dose of competition, the Australian Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns awards bring together community leaders, environmental champions, young legends and waste warriors from every corner of our great country to share experiences, learn from and inspire each other.

Follow the Keep Australia Beautiful socials from 8:00pm on Saturday 30 July 2022 for live updates.





National Media Comment:Val Southam, Chief Executive, Keep Australia Beautiful 0419 016 401

NT Media Comment: Heimo Schober, Chief Executive, Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT 0407 186 461

EDITOR’S NOTE: About the Australian Sustainable Communities Awards

Keep Australia Beautiful seeks to lead, challenge and inspire all Australians to strive for a sustainable and litter free environment. It does this through research, communications programs and awards programs.Its national awards are known as the Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards. The Awards program commences with state and territory awards and culminates in a national Grand Final event.