Assessing our city
Tuesday, 17th August, 2010
Broken Hill is in the running again for the Tidy Towns competition.
The Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards has sent assessor Doug McDonald to report on how the city is shaping up.
"It's early days in my assessing," he said yesterday. "I have another six towns to assess."
He said it was impressive to see how the city was working to retain its outback and heritage assests.
This is the 30th year that the Tidy Towns and Sustainable Communities program has been running, and 95 NSW towns have entered.
Nineteen assessors will travel across the State and assess the entrants this week and send their reports back for the judging in September.
Winners will be announced in November at an awards ceremony in Lockhart, the winner of the 2009 competition.
Broken Hill won main prize seven years ago.
Chairman of the local Tidy Towns committee Darriea Turley said their were positions available on the committee.
Ms Turley said people interested in "improving the environment and community of Broken Hill" should register interest.
The Tidy Towns committee is also involved in tree planting and lobbying for street cleaning.
Mr McDonald will visit Silverton, Wilcannia, White Cliffs, Ivanhoe, Menindee and Sunset Strip this week.