News

Tweed beaches win three Keep Australia Beautiful awards

Fingal Head Public school students Kalea and Budjerah were just some of many volunteers who helped keep the beach clean.
Fingal Head Public school students Kalea and Budjerah were just some of many volunteers who helped keep the beach clean. John Gass

THREE Tweed beaches have won Keep Australia Beautiful Awards.

Fingal Head, Cabarita Beach and Hastings Point communities were praised at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beaches State Award on Friday.

Fingal won the Litter and Waste Management and the Environmental Protection awards, Cabarita Beach won the Community Partnerships and Action Award and Hastings Point was highly commended in the Young Legends Award.

"These awards are for the whole community," Fingal Head Coastcare president Kay Bolton said.

"Fingal Head's efforts been supported by the community and particularly the school."

Ms Bolton said the Tweed "cleaned up" at the regional awards earlier this year that set the stage for success in the state awards.

Tweed mayor Barry Longland said the communities should be proud of their efforts.

"We can all be proud that our Tweed Coast beaches have topped three out of the seven categories in the awards and they are the only far north coast beaches among the state winners," he said.

"We are blessed with wonderful beaches but of equal importance, we have wonderful communities on the Tweed Coast who are dedicated to maintaining and improving their local environment."

"These awards are a tribute to our active volunteer Dune Care groups who operate along the Tweed Coast, professionally supported by staff from council's Natural Resource Management section."

The Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beaches - Connecting our Coast Awards encourage and recognise coastal communities, local councils, volunteers and surf lifesaving clubs who protect the state's coastline.

The program empowers coastal communities to actively work for a cleaner, more sustainable environment through the sharing of knowledge, experience and resources.

Huskisson Beach, on the NSW South Coast, was named the Overall State Clean Beaches Award winner and will progress to the national awards.

Topics:  cabarita, fingal, hastings point, keep australia beautiful



Shots fired at three cars in south-east Queensland

Police believe the gunfire came from "another moving vehicle".

Latest deals and offers

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

Katy Perry: 'I stay normal with therapy'

Katy Perry says she relies on therapy to help her 'stay normal'

World's highest-paid actor revealed

The highest-paid actors in the world have been revealed

Jessica Alba regrets her tattoos

Jessica Alba regrets getting her tattoos

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson highest paid actor in world

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Johnson earned almost $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m