Wednesday, 30 October 2019 12:37

Cumberland and Liverpool win Sustainable Cities Awards

Cumberland and Liverpool Councils have “cleaned up” at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards 2019, winning six awards between them.

The Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards is a community and environmental awards program for metropolitan Sydney communities. Winning projects are chosen based on their contribution to enhancing the environment and improving the well-being of urban communities.

Cumberland Council took home the top accolade for the day - the NSW Overall Sustainable Cities Award - in recognition of their overall excellence in running environmental sustainability and social inclusion projects. 

Cumberland Mayor, Steve Christou, along with council staff, accepted the award at a ceremony in Sydney on 18 October. 

"As a young council, we are working towards a clean and green Cumberland. From waste reduction to improved infrastructure and community focused programs - we are delivering a wide range of initiatives to ensure long-term sustainability of Cumberland's natural environment,” said Mayor Christou.

Liverpool Mayor, Wendy Waller, said she was incredibly proud of both of Council’s award-winning projects.

“The Pride of Place Aboriginal Cultural exhibition is a permanent space set up in Carnes Hill Library telling the story of our first people, through Aboriginal artefacts, artworks and signage,” Mayor Waller said.

“The design is an example of detailed and in-depth collaboration between Council, archaeological experts and the Aboriginal community.

“Peace Comes to Liverpool was an ambitious project of seven public programs, two book launches, a heritage bus tour and children’s workshops, produced in partnership with Moorebank Heritage Group.

 

For further information on the award winning programs, visit the links below.

 

NSW Overall Sustainable Cities Award

  • Cumberland Council

Community Spirit and Inclusion Award

Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Award

Waste Less, Recycle More Award

  • Cumberland Council - Reducing Contamination, Increasing Recycling MUDs program

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Award

Heritage and Culture Award

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