Orange will again be a finalist in the National Tidy Towns award, after winning the state’s top gong at the NSW Regional awards in Maitland on the weekend.
It’s the second time in three years that Orange has won the state’s top regional prize.
“This is a fantastic effort, and it really goes to show how much members of the Orange community care for our environment,” Orange mayor Reg Kidd said.
The award puts Orange into the national finals, to be presented in Adelaide in February.
Orange was mentioned in a number of categories on the weekend:
- Finalist – Waste Less/Recycle More – Mullion Creek Primary School for Recycled Scrap Metal Sculptures
- Highly Commended – Young Environmental Achievement Award to Bailey Dickinson-Bubb
- Highly Commended – Habitat and Wildlife Guardianship Award
- Winner – Cultural Heritage Award for the Orange Regional Museum