The state finalists for the 2020 Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards are:
NSW – Murrurundi
Murrurundi is a picturesque town, nestled on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range and boasts natural beauty, rich farming land and plenty of character.
NT – Nhulunbuy (Gove)
Nhulunbuy was created on the Gove Peninsula when a bauxite mine, and a deep water port, were established in the late 1960s, followed by an alumina refinery.
QLD – Gympie
Located on the Mary River, Gympie is the site of Queensland’s first goldrush. It is now primarily a service centre for the surrounding agricultural district.
SA – Mt Gambier
Halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, Mount Gambier is known for its limestone, volcanic land-scape and crater lakes.
TAS – Wilmot
Wilmot is a small rural township located in a mountainous region south-west of Devonport and is the last stop before Cradle Mountain.
VIC – Beechworth
Beechworth is one of Victoria’s best-preserved former gold mining towns, situated in the north-east of the state.
WA – Bunbury
Bunbury is a port city, known for wild bottlenose dolphins that often swim close to the beach at Koombana Bay.