Glenorchy crowned Tasmania’s sustainable city for 2016

GLENORCHY has been named the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Sustainable City for 2016, taking out the major honour for the second year running.

The prize, which was presented at a function attended by 76 community leaders and volunteers at Triabunna on 19 August, follows the city’s win in the same award last year, as well as receiving three national sustainability awards in November 2015.

The other major award winners were Stanley (KAB Tasmania Tidy Town Award) and Randalls Bay (KAB Tasmania Clean Beach Award).

Glenorchy City Council general manager Peter Brooks said the KAB awards’ success was a result of the significant efforts of aldermen, council staff and the community in a range of valuable projects.

Glenorchy was recognised with awards for the Recovery Shop, the GASP! Litter Trap, the West Moonah Community Shed, the Glenorchy Healthy Communities Plan, Moonah Taste of the World Festival, the redevelopment of the KGV Sports and Community Precinct, the renewal and enhancement of Giblins Reserve and the Mobile Activity Centre.

“This is fantastic news for Glenorchy and to back up for a second year running is a great achievement,” Mr Brooks said.

“Glenorchy has a strong commitment to sustainability and to involving and consulting with our community and we are delighted this commitment has again received such important recognition.

“The Glenorchy City Council is strongly focused on partnerships with its community and on increasing community involvement to build a sustainable, dynamic and inclusive city now and into the future.

“I congratulate everyone who contributed to Glenorchy’s win.”

2016 awards judge Lesley Gardner said it was pleasing to see another year of high calibre Tasmanian finalists from every corner of the state.

Ms Gardner said the programs and projects being implemented in Glenorchy were helping its “culturally diverse community achieve an efficient and sustainable future.”

The KAB Council Sustainable Cities’ program recognises outstanding examples of how cities are implementing practical projects that help local communities achieve an efficient and sustainable future.

Caption: A 3D aerial perspective from Anfield Street of the KGV Sports and Community Precinct facility which is nearing completion. The project was among those in

Glenorchy recognised in the recent Keep Australia Beautiful Awards for 2016.