‘Tidy’ Kimba goes under the spotlight

JUDGING: Kimba's Heather Baldock (centre) showing off the town of Kimba to KESAB's Alex Hammett and Tidy Towns national judge Gail Langley.
JUDGING: Kimba's Heather Baldock (centre) showing off the town of Kimba to KESAB's Alex Hammett and Tidy Towns national judge Gail Langley.

The town of Kimba went under the microscope this week as it was judged for the Keep Australia Beautiful National Tidy Towns.

Kimba was announced as the overall state winner of the KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards in November 2017 and has been busily preparing its submission for the national program.

National judge Gail Langley and community engagement programs manager Alex Hammett visited the town on Monday and Tuesday, getting a town tour and meeting with a number of different community groups and organisations.

Kimba’s entry included the Igniting Kimba arts project, highlighted by the Kimba silo art, the Grey Nomads program, The Thing about Kimba and the Kimba Area School Powerful Learners Project.

All of these projects and more were be on show for national judge Gail Langley. 

Other initiatives being showcased as part of Kimba’s submission included the Roora Walking Trail, Buckleboo Farm Improvement Group, the Kimba Mental Health and Wellbeing Group and the Kimba Waste Transfer Station.

The winner will be announced at the Tidy Towns Awards, which will be held in Barmera on Friday, April 6.