Caloundra has been named Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland’s Tidiest Town for 2011.
The announcement was at made at the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Tidy Towns gala awards ceremony on the Gold Coast last night (Monday October 3).
Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) CEO, Mr Steve Cooper was delighted with the award news.
“Caloundra is the southern gateway for welcoming visitors to the Sunshine Coast and this award deservedly reflects the vibrancy and community spirit of the Caloundra region as a must-visit destination.
“Caloundra is the perfect clean and safe holiday destination that visitors are seeking,” said Mr Cooper.
President of Caloundra Chamber and Commerce, Alan Porter said “As major supporters of the awards submission, it is a terrific result to have out-performed 70 other entrants to take out this prestigious award.”
“Caloundra will now be vying for Australia’s Tidiest Town award early in 2012,” added Mr Porter.
The award was presented by Her Excellency, The Governor of Queensland, Ms Penelope Wensley, AC, who is the Patron of Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland.
Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland CEO, Mr Rick Burnett said “Caloundra has been outstanding in all categories, ticking all the right boxes in litter prevention, energy and waste reduction and environmental protection.”
Caloundra was also the Queensland winner in 2008.