Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 in Clayton Update

Victorian communities continued to show their commitment to keeping towns and beaches clean with more than 100 entries received for the 2010 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Awards.

Announcing the finalists in the Sustainable Cities and Clean Beaches categories today, Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings said Victorian communities could be proud of their efforts.

“The Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Awards are about celebrating and recognising the wonderful effort communities put into improving, maintaining and sustaining their local environments,” Mr Jennings said.

“The Brumby Labor Government is proud to support the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Awards because we are committed to improving Victorian communities and we see the awards as a great vehicle to promote sustainability and community spirit.

“Most pleasing about this year’s awards is not only that they are strongly supported but also that we have received entries from communities which have not entered in previous years.

“This highlights an increased effort by all Victorians to make our state more sustainable and a better place to live.”

Mr Jennings said this year’s finalists in the Sustainable Cities and Clean Beaches categories had shown great commitment, through everyday actions, to their local communities and the environment.

“With 70 entries received for Sustainable Cities across 10 different categories and 35 for Clean Beaches across eight categories, the awards night on Friday 18 June will be hotly contested by many quality entrants,” he said.

This year’s categories will recognise initiatives from all levels of the community – councils and shires, local community and sporting groups, schools and individuals – and focuses on community action, cultural heritage, water conservation, environmental innovation and protection, energy efficiency, young leaders, active schools, zero waste, friendly beaches and community government partnerships.

The overall winner of each Award will also have the honour of being featured in the 2011 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Awards promotional campaign, a new initiative introduced to promote the winning city and beach.

Tickets to the 2010 Sustainable Cities and Clean Beaches Awards Night on Friday 18 June are now on sale.

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Congratulations go to the City of Monash who have been nominated in the following categories:-


Sustainable Cities





1.      Frankston City Council

2.      Hobsons Bay City Council

3.      Melton Shire Council

4.      Monash City Council

5.      Whittlesea City Council

Cultural Heritage

1.      Ballarat City Council – Ballarat Heritage Weekend

2.      Hobsons Bay City Council – Cox’s Garden Cottage

3.      Melton Shire Council – Houdini – 100 Year Celebrations

4.      Monash City Council – Oakleigh Cemetery Conservation and Sesquicentennial Celebration

Pam Keating Environmental Innovation

1.      Frankston City Council – Beach Street East – Integrated Arts Components

2.      Melton Shire Council – Blogging the Greening of Gavin in Melton

3.      Monash City CouncilCooke Street Precinct Rejuvenation

4.      Banyule City Council – Eenee 100% Compostable Nappy

Protection of the Environment

1.      Whittlesea City Council – Growling Grass Frog Habitat Protection

2.      Frankston City Council – Publication: “Natural Reserves within Frankston City

3.      Monash City Council – Scotchmans Creek Habitat Corridor Rehabilitation

4.      Melton Shire Council – The White-Breasted Sea Eagle has landed

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