In the winners’ circle

The Upper Hunter was the big winner at the recent NSW Tidy Towns and Sustainable Communities Awards in Kyogle.

Upper Hunter Shire councillor Ron Campbell presented a highly commended plaudit – one of several honours received by the region – to representatives of the Wingen community.

Bryan Baker accepted a highly commended in the Cultural Heritage Category on behalf of the Merriwa Railway Restoration Project.

Murrurundi was also recognised as Overall Town Winner (populations 350-1200) and winner in the Water Management and Litter Reduction Category.

Upper Hunter Shire mayor Michael Johnsen extended congratulations to the many community members involved in Tidy Town activities.

“Over the coming weeks council representatives will meet with community members involved in these projects to pass on our best wishes and to talk about building on these successes,” he said.

“It is a credit to the community members and council staff that the Upper Hunter has achieved such impressive results, working together to enhance our vision of ‘pride of place’.”

For community members interested in taking part in NSW Tidy Towns and Sustainable Community Activities, contact Upper Hunter Shire Council’s community services team on 6540 1142 or visit your local administration centre. 

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