And the winner is…..Sunshine Coast Council
  • Wednesday 28 April 2010

Clean up Australia (CUA) has today announced Sunshine Coast Council as the winner of its 2010 Local Council Award presented for outstanding contributions to Clean up Australia Day.

The award also recognises the council who has made t he most exceptional effort in implementing and sustaining long term waste initiatives.

Wayne Schafer, manager of council’s waste and resources management branch said the award shows just how well the community and council can work together.

“This award is a fantastic feather in the cap, not just for council, but the great many people and organisations across the Coast who make Clean up Australia Day a success each year,” Mr Schafer said.

“The combination of council support and on the ground community effort is a winner and this award proves that.

“I’m most excited by the part of the award that recognises our long-term waste initiatives. We’re trying to take a really proactive approach to education and this award shows we’re hitting the mark.

“Through our Waste 2 Resource and STARS education programs, council is trying to embed waste minimisation techniques into schools, businesses, industry and residents.

“We’ll use the $5000 prize money to spread our education programs further into schools, business and industry, as it is these longer term initiatives that really make a difference to improving everyday waste management."

CUA and Veolia judged the 14 applicants on the number of sites in their local area, site organisation, growth, promotional activity, the number and variety of community groups, communication with CUA, support to site coordinators, waste recycling collection and how prize money would be utilised.