Media Release - Friday, 18 October 2019
Cumberland Council has won the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, Sustainable Cities Award 2019.
The Award recognises councils that have successfully undertaken projects or actions in a number of areas of environmental sustainability and social inclusion.
Mayor Steve Christou along with Council officers accepted the Award at a ceremony in Sydney, yesterday afternoon.
Commenting on the announcement, Mayor Christou said:
“As a young Council, we are working towards a clean and green Cumberland.
“From waste reduction to improved infrastructure and community focussed programs - we are delivering a wide range of initiatives to ensure long-term sustainability of Cumberland’s natural environment.
“This Award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Council staff who are keeping Cumberland and Australia beautiful - this Award belongs to them and I am extremely proud of their efforts.
“I encourage all residents to work with Council and do whatever they can to reduce our impact on the environment.”
Council also won the Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Award for its Keepin A-Hive program, which encourages residents to host a native beehive and promote biodiversity.
It also received the Community Spirit and Inclusion Award for its education program Refugee Camp in my neighbourhood, which simulated a refugees’ journey.
Next year’s Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Awards will be hosted in Cumberland.