Tidy town is recognised

An aerial view of Guilderton.
An aerial view of Guilderton.

The award, run by Keep Australia Beautiful WA, recognises outstanding achievement in social and environmental sustainability, preserving culture, as well as overall tidiness and presentation by communities in the region.

Guilderton, a first-time entrant, also won awards for community action and partnerships, natural environment, and received special commendations for heritage and culture, and general appearance.

State MP Shane Love presented the awards to Guilderton Community Association (GCA) committee member Madeline Henshaw.

‘More than half of Guilderton’s residents have contributed 3000 hours volunteering towards the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities effort,’ said Keep Australia Beautiful chairman Mel Hay.

Guilderton volunteers were credited with the day-to-day management of numerous community facilities, including the sporting complex, visitor centre, library, and the Moore’s Men’s Shed, as well as restoring and protecting natural reserves, landscaping recreational spaces and maintaining public amenities.

Shire of Gingin CEO Jeremy Edwards thanked the GCA members for their efforts.

‘Without an active community none of this would be possible’