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39th KAB Tasmania awards in Stanley Friday 24th October

Judging is across seven criteria

Youth Leadership and Activities

Award Winner Summary (see highlights listed below)

Tidy Towns Population Categories


My third year of judging, I feel very honored to be invited to visit these communities and see the fabulous work that so many do, it is very inspiring and humbling at the same time. So much is achieved through enthusiasm, passion persistence and partnership and in most cases volunteer hours. Upon reflection my overall feeling about this years community visits is there has been a greater youth involvement, leadership and recognition of youth and their achievements within their communities.

Youth Leadership and Activities - highlights

Also developing future leaders

Investment in facilities for youth including the Spring Beach Youth Camp and recently opened Raspins Beach Sail ‘n’ Surf building.

Overall Tidy Towns Winner 2017 – Smithton

Historically the KAB awards focused on aesthetics and litter and waste management but it now looks more broadly at what makes a community tick and be successful. Smithton has much to offer and there are many very successful programs. This years win builds on previous years entries and was the stand out.  Similar to many communities Smithton has its challenges but there is a real desire to make changes through and with an attitude of creative problem solving using existing local networks and partnerships.

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Curtis Maher, from Smithton, winner of the National Young Legends award.the Smithton team with His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC,Governor of South Australia and Mrs Lan LeThe Smithton AnnouncementTidy Towns Award Speaker

Real commitment to its community in particular youth

Services offered by the Circular Head Council and committees

Sustainable Cities award – Launceston (highlights)

Clean Beaches Award - Carlton Beach

Youth Award – Two Trains

A film about choices, one community’s response to Ice – Circular Head

The extraordinarily Two Trains video, depicting the many faces of addiction, in particularly ice. Led by Rural Health Tasmania, made entirely by young people from Circular Head. Led by Rural Health Tasmania, the Two Trains project was funded by a $10,000 ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant won by Circular Head Council in 2014, with the premier in late 2016

KAB Citizen Award – Di Baldock

Population category winners

Derby - Population less than 250

Waratah - Population 250 – 500

Mole Creek - Population 500 – 1000

Sorell - Population 1000 – 5000

KAB in Tasmania greatly appreciates the support of the Circular Head Council and the township of Stanley for their efforts in the conduct the 2017 awards function.




Australian Tidy Towns winners table 2016



Highly Commended

Community Action and Wellbeing

Mundulla, SA

Mt Liebig, NT

Triabunna, TAS

Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention, Waste Management & Resource Recovery

Orange, NSW

Albany, WA

Mt Liebig, NT

Environmental Sustainability

Triabunna, TAS

Horsham, VIC

Orange, NSW

Heritage and Culture

Albany, WA

Mt Liebig, NT

Roma, QLD 

Young Legends

Roma, QLD

Mundulla, SA

Triabunna, TAS

Environmental Education

Horsham, VIC

Triabunna, TAS

Albany, WA

Mt Liebig, NT

Special Commendation

Mt Liebig, NT


Overall Winner

Triabunna, TAS