KNSWB Mayor and MP
Mayor of Manly Jean Hay AM and NSW Environment Minister The Hon Rob Stokes MP

Manly Council has won the NSW Overall Sustainable Council award as part of Keep NSW Beautiful’s Sustainable Cities awards, in recognition of their progressive efforts to create a holistic and comprehensive vision of environmental, economic and social sustainability in their LGA.

The Sustainable Cities awards recognise outstanding achievements for the environment and sustainability in urban communities.

Manly Council also won the Community Actions and Partnerships Award for the Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay Volunteer Group, and were Highly Commended in the Environmental Education Award category for our Getting Started with Sustainability program.

Keep NSW Beautiful said renewable energy, clean transport, and incentives for recycling and composting were features which made Manly Council’s entry the standout as well as engaging community participation across broad demographics.

The ‘Manly Sustainability Strategy, For Today and Future Generations’ is a holistic approach to integrate sustainability into Manly’s lifestyle, involving residents and tourists in keeping Manly pristine from the moment they step off the ferry through education, infrastructure and behaviour change initiatives.

“The strategy’s primary purpose is to integrate the social, economic and environmental considerations of sustainability and direct council’s initiatives to enable the people of Manly to live and work in harmony with their environment,” said Mayor of Manly Jean Hay AM.

Manly Council will now represent NSW in the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards to be held later in the year.

Congratulations to Manly Council for your commitment in delivering these programs which protect the local environment now and into the future.

For more information visit Keep NSW Beautiful.

seaforth solar b-001
A feature project in the Sustainable Cities entry: Seaforth solar