Running nationally since 1990, the Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards have evolved to encompass projects and initiatives with a focus on environmental sustainability and resource management to reflect a growing awareness of the importance of community-led environmental action.

Congratulations to the 2021 finalist for Tasmania – Penguin, who was announced the winner of the Young Legends (Group) category on 3 September.

Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns judge Gail Langley said the community of Penguin and the Central Coast Council provide exemplary opportunities for the enhancement and development of young people through engagement in community activities and decision making.

The Tidy Towns name has always been synonymous with community pride, cohesion and above all, community action. The awards reach beyond tourism to encourage, motivate and celebrate the sustainability achievements of grassroots rural and regional communities across Australia.