Glenorchy a city of high achievers

THE City of Glenorchy has been recognised for its excellence by taking home several awards at the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards ceremony, held in Stanley in late October.

Glenorchy City Council Commissioner Sue Smith said the awards were a great way to showcase the city and the great work both the council and community does across a diverse range of areas.

“I will take great pleasure in handing out the certificates to the various winners from Council and the community at a special event held to applaud these people,” she said.

“They are well deserved and highlight achievements that are being made in the municipality.

“I’m so pleased to see we have touched on several areas with these awards such as environment, community safety, litter and waste, preservation of historical items and also places where the community meets.”

Glenorchy City Council and community members won nine awards of recognition in the following categories:

Community Action and Partnership awarded to Safer Communities Program for the ‘Junior Neighbourhood Support Program’ and ‘Conversation Couch 2017’.

Health and Wellbeing awarded to the access committee for the ‘Disability Awareness Training and Access Action Plan’ and ‘Connect with Our Community’ booklet.

Natural Environment Conservation awarded for the Council’s commitment to conservation through programs including invasive weed control (Kunanyi and Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park), feral goat management (NR Pierce Reserve) and conservation of coastal refuge in Windermere Bay.

Heritage and Culture awarded to Moonah Arts Centre for documenting and presenting local history via exhibitions including ‘Mountains, Mud and Migrants’, ‘Rediscovering Springfield’ and ‘Stories from the Brooker’.

Youth Leadership and Activities awarded to the Youth Task Force for the group’s contribution to youth and youth projects including ‘Alive in the Park’ (National Youth Week) and ‘Glenorchy’s Next Top Role Model’.

Natural Environment Conservation awarded for Bushfire Management Wellington Park.

Community Action and Partnership awarded to Goodwood Community Centre for a warm and friendly place for people to meet, play, craft, exercise and learn.

Community Action and Partnership awarded to Bucaan Community House for ‘Full Gear – Motorbike and Road Safety Project’.

Litter Prevention, Waste Management Resource Recovery awarded for ‘2016 Tasmanian Metro Winner, National Asbestos Awareness Month Campaign Award’.

For more information about the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards, visit www.kabtas.com.

Caption: Glenorchy City Council waste technical support officer Gaye Hunt, left, and waste education officer Danielle Hall represented the City of Glenorchy at the recent Keep Australia Beautiful Awards.