31 Aug Australian Clean Beaches 2015
Clean Beaches – Linda Johnson, Gillian Lamont, John Prince and Jennie Anderton (KAB WA) with CB Awards at Parliament House
Guilderton took home the iconic Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Clean Beaches Award for 2015, beating Bondi Beach and Burleigh in the process! They also won the Award for Environmental Education. A great achievement for a small community of just 150 people.
The event was held in Darwin, hosted by Parliament House, and welcomed by the Honourable Bess Price MLA, with last year’s winner, Nhulunbuy, handing over the iconic title for 2015.
Australian Clean Beaches judge, Averil Bones, said “the most exceptional element of environmental education that occurs in Guilderton is embodied in the community’s ongoing efforts to preserve the environmental values of the beach and estuary system.”
“The condition of the dunes and beaches, particularly given the huge influx of tourists and its unprotected status, is testament to the community’s appreciation of their unique environment and the importance of actively working to maintain it.”
The reception was held at Government House, hosted by his Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory, and Mrs Marie Hardy.
The Australian Clean Beaches Awards are sponsored by the Department for the Environment.
Australian Clean Beaches 2015 Winners Table:
Community Action and Wellbeing – Port Julia, South Australia;
Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention, Waste Management and Resource Recovery – Richardsons Beach, Tasmania;
Heritage and Culture – Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, Northern Territory;
Young Legends – Burleigh Beach, Queensland;
Environmental Education – Guilderton, Western Australia;
Runner Up – Burleigh Beach Queensland;
Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Clean Beaches Winner 205 – Guilderton, Western Australia.