Randwick Council took home the top gong at The Keep Australia Beautiful (NSW) Awards held earlier this week, winning the Overall Sustainable Cities Award, as the most sustainable City in NSW.
“This award is evidence of Council’s commitment to prioritising our environment through valuable initiatives that make a difference at a local level,” said Dylan Parker, Mayor of Randwick.
As part of the assessment process, judging centred around four key award submissions that Randwick entered to the awards. These programs contributed to the overall category win and included:
- Waste and recycling education in multi-unit dwellings
- Plant with Us community planting initiative
- Our Online Eco Living Festival held during last year’s COVID health restrictions
- Randwick’s energy and water saving Sustainability Rebates for residents and businesses
In addition to the overall award, Randwick Council won the Renewable Energy Award for the Sustainability Rebates for our Community Program.
“These important initiatives are underpinned by Council’s Environment Strategy, which sets keen targets and puts the environment at the centre of Council’s commitment to achieving a sense of community,” said Mayor Parker.
CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful, NSW, Val Southam said: “Randwick City Council has very effectively showcased sustainability programs developed and implemented over several years, culminating in being acknowledged as the leader in sustainability across the greater Sydney region.”