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North Gong Beach comes up trumps

North Wollongong Beach. PHOTO: visitwollongong.com.au

North Wollongong Beach. PHOTO: visitwollongong.com.au

NORTH Wollongong Beach and City Beach came up trumps at today’s Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beaches Award.

North Wollongong Beach was named State Winner of the Sydney Water, Water Conservation Award for 2012 and took out Highly Commended in Overall Category. The beach was just pipped to the top gong by Huskisson Beach, which won the state title.

City Beach, meanwhile, was the State Winner of the Friendly Beach Award Category and won Highly Commended in the Community Partnerships and Action Award category.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the success of the beaches at the state awards was something the whole community should take pride in.

“This is an achievement everyone should be proud of. We have some of the state’s most outstanding beaches in our city and region, we all share in this recognition and are challenged to continue our efforts to make our city’s beaches the best and responsibility for making sure they’re in pristine shape,’’ Cr Bradbery said.

“The fact we collected an award for water conservation at North Beach is, for me, particularly exciting. When we were planning the extensive renovation work to the Bathers Pavilion and revamp to the Blue Mile water conservation was a key issue. This award illustrates it’s possible to look after our natural resources while at the same time preserving a heritage-listed building and improving its surrounds.’’

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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One thought on “North Gong Beach comes up trumps

  1. Not surprised. Good to see that the standard has been maintained. ( I visited the beach as a Keep Australia Beautiful assessor, some years ago.) Well done!

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    Posted by ozcloggie | December 7, 2012, 6:27 am

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