Search on for state's tidiest town
KEEP Australia Beautiful representative Rosemary Hadaway will visit Ballina and Byron Bay next Thursday to judge the towns' entries in the 2008 Tidy Towns Awards.
Ms Hadaway is one of 24 assessors who will travel across NSW, covering more than 25,000 kilometres in search of the State's top tidy town.
She said the hotly contested awards focused on recognising issues which built sustainable communities.
“I'll be looking for evidence to support the submissions, and then the assessors will put in reports,” she said.
“It's great to have Ballina and Byron Bay on board.”
Ballina has entered two categories: The Cultural Heritage Award and the Schools Environment Award, with both entries from Ballina High School.
Byron Bay has entered the overall Tidy Town Award, which looks at criteria such as community participation, volunteers and a variety of community projects.
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW chief executive officer Peter McLean said written submissions indicated towns throughout the state had embraced the Tidy Towns Awards ethos with 'great enthusiasm'.
“During the coming week they will have the opportunity to personally show what their town has achieved,” he said.
The winners will be announced at Dorrigo on November 1.