Tidy TownsMore than just a beauty contest, Tidy Towns celebrates environmental and community development in Queensland since 1971, and has become the most broadly contested civic program in Queensland.
A “tidy” town is a community that works together to improve its appearance and environment, implementing sustainable practices and programs.
From the smallest and most remote communities of fewer than 10 people, to the regional metropolises, Tidy Towns brings communities together. The program acknowledges and rewards regional communities by recognizing projects that enhance and look after the community’s assets and surrounding environment.
Entry submission deadline: COB Friday 10 August 2012 - click here to submit your entry booklet
The winning town; Queensland's Tidiest Town, receives a 12 month billboard campaign.
The friendliest town also receives a 12 month billboard campaign.
Thank you to our Billboard Sponsors
Each year, hundreds of Queensland village, town and city communities vie for the prestigious title of Queensland's Tidiest Town.Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland judges take into account every community's geographic, environmental, cultural and economic circumstances, and assess how efficiently and effectively the community uses the resources available to it in each award category.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AWARD … commitment to protecting and managing the environment
QUEENSLAND’S YOUNG LEGENDS AWARD … demonstrated accomplishment in youth initiated or led activities
ENERGY CONSERVATION CHAMPIONS AWARD … accomplishment in the conservation of energy
Paradise & Bishopp Outdoor Advertising HERITAGE AWARD … commitment to the preservation, conservation and celebration of history, heritage and culture
BUSH SPIRIT AWARD … commitment to solving problems faced during difficult times
LITTER PREVENTION AWARD … litter management and abatement within the community
RESOURCE RECOVERY AWARD… conservation of natural resources, through recovery, reuse and appropriate waste management
PARTNERSHIPS AWARD … partnering to motivate, educate, involve and enhance the community
WATER CONSERVATION AWARD … outstanding accomplishment in water conservation
OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD … outstanding contribution by an individual or group to the community
FRIENDLIEST TOWN … outstanding commitment to, and active promotion of, visitor friendliness
TIDIEST TOWN … outstanding achievement in all award categories