The Tamworth Regional Tidy Towns Committee comprises a committed and dedicated group of individuals representing a broad cross section of the community. The committee oversee a number of annual events throughout the Tamworth region including the sustainable community awards, national tree planting days, State Tidy Towns Awards, adopt a road program, clean up Australia Day and other clean up activities.
The Tamworth Tidy Towns Committee has been working to enhance and conserve our unique environment and promote grassroots involvement across all spectrums of the Tamworth Region community to protect and enhance the areas in which we live, work and play. The Tamworth Tidy Towns Committee has developed strong partnerships with Council, local businesses and industry to achieve a healthy sustainable environment for all residents.
The Tidy Towns Committee meets in Ray Walsh House at 3:30pm on the third Monday of each month and welcomes new members. For more information, please refer to the Section 355 Community Committees Operational Manual.
Tamworth Regional Council has been actively involved with Keep Australia Beautiful since the program commenced in 1979.
Over this period of time Tamworth has won many awards and was crowned overall State winner in 1999.
A concerted and sustained approach by the community to the Tidy Towns principles resulted in Tamworth again winning the State award in 2009 followed shortly after winning the national title and being crowned the nations Tidiest Town for 2009.
The extensive partnerships shown across all activities undertaken in Tamworth were one of the distinguishing features in Tamworth winning the 2009 overall State Tidy Towns Award and the National Award. Tamworth also picked up the Energy Innovation Award and the Community Action Award as a result of businesses, community groups, Council, schools and individual residents all collaborating together and contributing towards making Tamworth a sustainable community.
Tamworth Regional Council is very active in its promotion of environmental conservation and is involved in many projects throughout the region. The annual sustainable community awards were introduced two years ago to encourage more people to adopt more sustainable practices in their gardening habits and honour those who were more environmentally-friendly in what they do in their own backyards.
The awards also seek to promote schools, community organisations, business, and rural properties who are doing their bit to promote community pride and partnerships that boost sustainable places.