Bridgewater named Best Sustainable Community in Tasmania

by Brighton Council
At the Keep Australia Beautiful announcement in Oatlands in November

Congratulations to the Bridgewater community, which was recently named the Best Sustainable Community in Tasmania by Keep Australia Beautiful – Tasmania in an awards ceremony. Bridgewater was entered based on the many positive strength-based activities that are happening in the local community.

Contrary to popular belief, the award is not based on how neat and tidy a town is. It was the culmination of an assessment of a range of criteria that Bridgewater was judged to be doing incredibly well at. These included Community Spirit and Inclusion, Community Health & Wellbeing and Heritage and Culture. Bridgewater also won major category awards for these three criteria. Most importantly, a number of our community groups and businesses were recognised with Certificates of Excellence for their contribution to the overall award.

L-R Mayor Leigh Gray, Sonya and Michael Williams from Under One Rainbow, Cr Phil Owen

Certificates of Excellence were presented to:

  • Bean to Brew Cafe
  • Bridgewater Community House Jordan River Service Inc.
  • Bridgewater Landcare Tasmania Group
  • Brighton Community Food Hub Inc
  • Brighton Youth Action Group for Big Bangin Youth Night
  • Cafe Connections
  • Cultural Craft Group
  • Kutalayna Collective – Connected Beginnings
  • Material Institute Lutruwita Tasmania – Beauty Lab
  • Material Institute & kutalayna Collective – Winter Fest
  • Under One Rainbow

As well as being recognised at the Keep Australia Beautiful – Tasmania awards ceremony, the winners were also celebrated with a recent event at the Brighton Council chambers. Mayor Leigh Gray had much pleasure in being able to personally present these certificates and celebrate the great work our community groups and local businesses do to make Bridgewater and our Brighton Municipality a great place to live.

The Mayor presenting the Certificates of Excellence to the community groups. L-R Mayor Leigh Gray, Moira Davidson from Café Connections, Cr Peter Geard

Bridgewater will now compete in the national awards for Australia’s Most Sustainable Community, to be held in Gascoyne Junction in Western Australia early next year. Bridgewater and the Brighton Council has the honour of hosting next year’s Keep Australia Beautiful – Tasmania awards for the State.

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