Latrobe City Council wins Sustainable City of the Year Award

Posted on 22 September 2017

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Latrobe City Council exceeded all expectations at the annual Keep Victoria Beautiful, Sustainable Cities Awards 2017 taking out five categories as well as the prestigious Sustainable City of the Year Award.

Latrobe City Council mayor, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan said winning the awards were an honour and tribute to the hard work of the community and council staff.

“The awards recognise and celebrate positive actions taken by communities to protect and enhance their local environments,” Cr O’Callaghan said.

“Often our efforts in sustainability are quietly spoken about – it’s not the thing our municipality is well known for, but last night’s awards are a spotlight on the tremendous work occurring across our municipality.

“Taking home the prestigious Sustainable City of the Year Award was beyond anything we could have imagined. This is a wonderful opportunity to tell the world that industry, heavy industry and a commitment to the environment are not mutually exclusive.

“These awards are a testament to our community, their commitment to the environment and their commitment to making this a better place to live and work for all of us.  I am delighted that their efforts have been duly rewarded.”


Category - Sustainable Cities - Community
Winner - Community Action & Leadership Award – Traralgon Football Netball Club for their support of AUSTimber 2016
Winner – Environmental Sustainability Award – The Boulevard Salon – Latrobe City Foil Back Program.
Winner – Young Leaders Award – Joshua Szabo – Enjoy it. Don’t destroy it.

Category - Sustainable Cities Council Initiatives
Winner – Clean Beach/Waterways – Gippsland Heavy Industry park Infrastructure Plan
Winner – Community Government Partnership – Railway precinct revitalisation

Finalists in other categories:
St Vincent’s Primary School, Morwell – Waste Detectives
Toongabbie Primary School – Community Gardens and Vermicomposting
Latrobe Community Groups – “We will be watching you” Advertising Program
Latrobe City Youth Council & OwnLife – Come ‘n Try Skateboarding – National Youth Week
Latrobe City – Wood Encouragement
Latrobe City – Pop Up Park Tarwin Street, Morwell.

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