Albany cleans up at Tidy Towns Awards night
Albany has won the Heritage and Culture award at the Australian Tidy Towns Awards on Friday night in Toodjay.
The award was given to Albany for projects such as the Stirling terrace redevelopment, upgrades to the Princess Royal Fortress, the National ANZAC centre and the boardwalk installation at the Oyster Harbour Fish Traps.
Keep Albany Beautiful president Alice Rule said the award was something to celebrate.
“We are absolutely thrilled to win the Heritage and Culture award, it’s a great achievement-community involvement is key to winning these types of awards,” she said.
Australian Tidy Towns judge Jill Grant praised Albany.
“Albany’s position as a major deep-water port and commercial centre for the distribution of agricultural products and commodities offers a streetscape and waterfront that reflects its long history,” she said.
“The long indigenous history of the area and the efforts of the Menang people to preserve and celebrate their culture are demonstrated at various sites such as the iconic Oyster Harbour Fish Traps which date back over 6500 years.”
Albany was also highly commended in three other categories for litter prevention, waste management and resource recovery.
Triabunna in Tasmania won the overall Australian Tidy Towns award.
The full judge’ reports and winners book are available at kab.org.au.
Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.
Sign up for our emails