Jetty cleans up at awards

THE champagne corks were popping in Coffs Harbour yesterday when Jetty Beach was named regional winner of the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge.

The challenge, now in its eighth year, promotes personal initiative, civic pride and environmental awareness.
The program recognises and rewards coastal communities, local councils, volunteers and surf lifesaving clubs who enhance, protect and preserve our coastline.

This includes dune and habitat conservation, community and business partnerships, and environmental protection and education.

Jetty Beach, along with other regional winners, is now in the running for the State award to be announced in Sydney on December 5.

"The Jetty Beach parkland is extremely well maintained, with a great range of amenities in excellent condition," Keep Australia Beautiful’s CEO, Peter McLean, said. "The bush regeneration work that has been carried out is very impressive and a fine testament to the dedication and hard work of the many organisations and individuals who formed partnerships to work toward improving and preserving this outstanding beach.

"In the heart of one of the fastest growing areas of the State, this beach has been transformed from a degraded industrial area to a place of great natural beauty. The scale and scope of the work over the many years of sustained effort is impressive."

Sawtell Beach was highly commended in the overall beach award, while Jetty Beach was also highly commended in the environmental protection category.


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