City in running for four Tidy Towns awards

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Albany has been nominated as a finalist in the overall WA Tidy Towns award to be announced in October.

Albany will compete for the State awards in the heritage and culture, environmental sustainability and young legends categories along with the overall sustainable communities title.

One of the key projects within the heritage and culture submission included the Mokare artefacts exhibition.

Community elder Vernice Gilles said incorporating Albany’s Aboriginal heritage into its submission was advantageous.

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“The City and the Aboriginal community are using some of our more successful and iconic sites, which is fantastic,” she said.

“Albany has every chance and we hope they can win it.”

Other key projects within the heritage and culture category included the Story of Woolexhibition at the Vancouver Arts Centre and the National Anzac Centre.

Albany’s Jayson Ford is among the finalists in the young legends category after lobbying the City to install lights at the Eyre Park basketball court.

Within the environmental sustainability category, an oyster project run by Professor Peter Cook at the University of WA and Greenskills’ Ecojobs and Green Army were part of the submission.

City personal assistant to executive director works and services Annabel Paulley said it was a fantastic achievement to be nominated for three categories and the overall award.

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