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Triabunna has been named the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Tasmanian Tidy 
Town for 2015.

The other major awards winners, presented at a function attended by 60 
community leaders and volunteers in Westbury  (25 September 2015), 
were Glenorchy (KAB Tasmania Sustainable Cities Award) and Dover Beach 
(KAB Tasmania Clean Beach Award).

KAB Tasmania executive officer Geoff Marsh said the Triabunna community took 
enormous pride in its town.

“The town has taken a collaborative approach to litter management and 
recycling, while all ages groups across the community are actively involved in 
natural environment conservation,” he said.

“While it has faced much publicised significant economic and community 
challenges, it has done so with innovation and collaboration to emerge as a 
revitalised and stronger community with a sustainable future.

“Triabunna is also a town that offers many excellent health and wellbeing 

opportunities including creative arts, boat restoration, craft, gym, marine 
activities and space for community members to gather.

“It has a very rich historical background from the traditional land owners of the 
local Aboriginal community to Tasmanian European history including convict, 
farming, whaling, shipwright and timber industries, evidence of which is found in 
so many parts of the town.”

Mr Marsh said Glenorchy had initiated many sustainability programs in response 
to its community-driven “designing our future” strategic plan.

“The Glenorchy Youth Task Force continues to provide many supporting 
activities for the younger generation, a fact best demonstrated by the fact that 
the annual
KAB Youth Award was awarded to task force member Yolanda Papi-
Watson,” he said.

Mr Marsh said local residents had driven the rehabilitation of parklands behind 
Dover Beach, winner of the Clean Beaches Award, while the Huon Valley Council 
had supported the community’s efforts with new playground equipment and 

Winners in the Sustainable Schools Awards were
Triabunna District School, 
Albuera St Primary, Geneva Christian College, Scotch Oakburn College and 
Penguin District School.

Population category awards were announced as follows:

 Under 500 – Trial Harbour 

 501 – 1000 – Oatlands

 1000 – 2000 – Cygnet 

 5000 – 15,000 – Huonville 

 More than 15,000 – Brighton 

The KAB Community Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Sue Smedley 
for her “outstanding contribution to her community through many projects, but 
particularly those relating to the history of Stanley”.

The Tasmanian Tidy Towns program is run by the KAB Tasmania Council with 
support from the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Packaging 

Mr Marsh said rewarding a community for caring for its environment was an 
important function of KAB Tasmania. 

He said the 2015 awards were judged by Lesley Gardner who replaced retiring 
judge Barrie Muir who judged the awards for 8 years.

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