Judge to put Devonport under sustainable  microscope

The City ofDevonport, Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB)Sustainable Cities Award, will be judged for the national award on September 5, 2012.
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Devonportrepresentatives are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Keep AustraliaBeautiful national Sustainable Cities judge Lynn Sorrell.

MsSorrell will evaluate Devonport initiatives against the national awardscriteria which encompass environmental innovation andprotection, resource recovery and waste management, water conservation andenergy innovation, community action and partnerships, litter prevention, theprotection of heritage and culture and a young legends category.

“The awardsrecognise efforts by residents, community groups, businesses and government toprotect and enhance the local environment to ensure long-term sustainability,”she said.

“There areso many reasons why Devonport has been chosen as the Tasmanian winner of theKeep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities program.

”Devonport will be very competitive when thenational judging takes place. I can’t wait to visit and see all theseachievements first hand.”

Tasmanianjudge Barrie Muir said Devonport was more than just an attractive and invitingtourism gateway to Tasmania.

“There aremany great walkways and cycle tracks which give residents and visitors ahealthy and sustainable transport alternative,” he said.

“There aremany groups around the city who work hard to rejuvenate, rehabilitate andreinvigorate the environment.

“Itsshoreline is a pleasure to visit at any time of year, the spectacularredevelopment of the Mersey Bluff Precinct is a highlight, and theredevelopment of East Devonport and the streetscaping of both sides of theriver has been outstanding.”

Other statefinalists are Penrith City Council (NSW); City of Boroondara (VIC); Tea TreeGully (SA); Palmerston (NT) and the City of Cockburn (WA).

Keep AustraliaBeautiful Acting National Executive officer Peter McLean said each statefinalist had demonstrated significant results in a range of sustainabilityprojects and activities.

Devonport has been named as Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Award. It will be judged for the national award on September 5.

“The KeepAustralia Beautiful Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate and recognisethe effort communities put in to making their local environment moresustainable,” he said.

The 2012winner will be announced in November this year.

Devonport has been named as Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Award. It will be judged for the national award on September 5.

Devonport has been named as Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Award. It will be judged for the national award on September 5.

Devonport has been named as Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Award. It will be judged for the national award on September 5.

Devonport has been named as Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Award. It will be judged for the national award on September 5.

Devonport has been named as Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Award. It will be judged for the national award on September 5.

Devonport has been named as Tasmania’s finalist in this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Award. It will be judged for the national award on September 5.

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