Members of the Ti Tree community are the proud recipients of “Appreciation Certificates” from the Keep Australia Beautiful Council Northern Territory. The certificates were handed out by Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, Mr Peter Chandler acting as an ambassador for Territory Tidy Towns,
The Territory Tidy Towns program is a year round grass roots community development program, encouraging Territorians and community residents to commit and volunteer time and effort to keep their communities beautiful and clean. This continual improvement process helps to create ownership and responsibility building pride and self esteem. It is food for the soul, it enhances morale and it builds confidence. Individuals accomplish a sense of achievement and it creates pride in who we are and where we are going.
Mr. Peter Chandler said, “It is great to see grass roots commitment by community people inspired by improved aesthetics, improved quality of life and environmental benefits. I can see that the residents take pride in their infrastructure and environment. The actions and activities of local residents under the Tidy Towns program have the potential to deliver strong social development and environmental outcomes, benefitting these Territory communities now and well into the future. Increased involvement and participation in Tidy Towns activities stimulates increased enthusiasm which in turn provides an increased array of opportunities.”
The CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful Council Northern Territory Mr. Heimo Schober said that Keep Australia Beautiful was sincerely grateful for the positive actions and strong support by the local residents within Anmatjere (Ti Tree), Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta and Wilora and from the Central Desert Shire. “It is important that we recognise and acknowledge peoples efforts in order to maintain momentum and continually improve. These communities are taking pride and leading the challenge for the title as 2013 Territory’s Tidiest Town”.