Kalgoorlie-Boulder wins Tidy Towns 2017

Kalgoorlie-Boulder wins Tidy Towns 2017
23Oct2017

For the first time in the 48-year history of Tidy Towns in Western Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has won this year’s State Tidy...

For the first time in the 48-year history of Tidy Towns in Western Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has won this year’s State Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Award. Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Urban Landcare Group coordinated several of the major projects in the town including the Williamstown (East Kalgoorlie) cactus eradication project.

In addition, the town installed a solar system at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder airport, contributing to an existing system installed on the roof of the Goldfields Arts Centre. The Community Action and Wellbeing Category award also went to Kalgoorlie-Boulder for its Heartwalk public art project. Twenty large scale murals by local and professional artists were painted throughout the town in a bid to revitalise the central business district.
 
"The Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards celebrate projects that promote sustainable living in regional communities and provides the perfect opportunity to recognise communities that are committed to reducing their eco footprint. Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a great example of this - its community has pulled together to complete projects that benefit everyone and make the city a more vibrant, culturally aware and environmentally sustainable place to live. In particular, the Heartwalk art project has activated a public art culture in Kalgoorlie-Boulder giving the community a real sense of purpose and vitality, and providing the CBD with an instant facelift” commented Minister for Environment, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC.

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