COAL Creek has a fine record of participation in the annual Tidy Towns’ awards, especially in specific areas of its work where recognition at a state and national level can only help its profile.
But so broad have its submissions been to Tidy Towns this year that the whole town of Korumburra has been named a finalist.
“We’ve been made a finalist in so many categories this year that the town of Korumburra itself could be in line for a major award too,” said Coal Creek Manager Rowena Ashley this week.
“You never know your luck,” she said while expressing delight at being named a finalist.
The presentation of Tidy Towns’ Finalists Certificates will take place at Coal Creek on October 12 between 1pm and 3pm in the Auditorium at Coal Creek.
Volunteers and community members who contributed to the projects will be in attendance.
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum are finalists in the following categories:
• Community Action And Leadership Award (Population Above 3000) – The Story Of Lachie Macqueen “Someone Korumburra Can Be Proud Of”
• Cultural Heritage Award – Bush Tramway Carriage Restoration
• Cultural Heritage Award – Establishment Of The Macqueen Barber Shop
• Cultural Heritage Award – Reclaiming Early Setttlers Skills “Heritage Craft Day”
• Environmental Sustainability Award – Rub-A-Dub-Dub An Enviromental Hands On Learning Experience
• Environmental Sustainability Award – The Creek Goes Green, and
• Tidy Town of the Year – Korumburra – South Gippsland Shire Council (due to Coal Creek Community Park and Museum’s strong community activity and range of projects, points awarded identified Korumburra as a finalist).