Saturday 22 April 2017


                                          MEDIA  RELEASE FROM CLARENCE VALLEY COUNCIL
                                                                       17th April 2017
                                 LIVING  SUSTAINABLY AWARDS NOW OPEN
Are you a resident or belong to an organisation that is contributing to a more sustainable Clarence Valley?

Through the Living Sustainably Awards, the Clarence Valley Council is keen to recognise the achievements of individuals, businesses and schools that have made significant contributions to living sustainably and provided an inspiration to others.

Nominations are now open, with four award categories for individuals, businesses, education and community groups who enhance environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Mayor Jim Simmons said council was looking for nominees who excelled in any aspect of sustainability such as those who reduced energy and water consumption, acknowledged the significance of local culture, provided sustainable recreation, environmental conservation, sustainable economic development, showed leadership within the community and developed innovative ideas.

Nominations are due by 4pm Monday, June 5, 2017, and will be judged by council’s climate change advisory committee. The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony during Local Government Week, July 30-August 6, 2017.

Nomination forms are available at, or can be collected from council offices at 2 Prince Street, Grafton, and 50 River Street, Maclean.

For further information about the awards, contact Suzanne Lynch, on 6643 0200 or email