17 May
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We call on volunteers to build stronger communities

Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria is calling on all Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable and community-strong future to join its Stationeers Program. Themed Better Together, this year’s National Volunteer Week held on 16-22 May 2022, serves as a reminder of the vital role that volunteering contributes to building communities and creating a […]

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14 Feb
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Local Victorian communities to benefit from new partnership to stop the illegal dumping and stockpiling of used tyres

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) and Keep Victoria Beautiful (KVB) are joining forces to help the Litter Enforcement Officer Network (LEON) tackle illegal dumping and stockpiling of waste tyres in local environments. Each year, in Victoria alone, approximately 120,000 tonnes of tyres reach end of life. With the recent export ban on whole and baled tyres, […]

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06 Dec
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Greater Geelong voted most Sustainable City of the Year

Keep Victoria Beautiful (KVB) has announced Greater Geelong as the overall winner of the Keep Victoria Beautiful 2021 Sustainable Cities Awards at a virtual event held on Thursday 2 December 2021. Running in Victoria since 2005, the Sustainable Cities program sets out to recognise and celebrate positive actions taken by communities in urban areas to […]

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17 Nov
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Horsham named the Tidiest of them all

The winner of the iconic Keep Victoria Beautiful 2021 Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town Awards was announced on Wednesday 10 November 2021 during a virtual presentation held in Hastings. The Overall 2021 Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town Award was presented to Horsham, qualifying the town to represent Victoria in the Keep Australia Beautiful National Sustainable […]

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17 Nov
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Waste crime costing VIC councils millions each year

Did you know that councils in Victoria had spent an eye-watering $89 million responding to the dumping of illegal waste in 2019/20, with ratepayers left to foot the hefty clean-up bill? Worse still, only a handful of these waste crime perpetrators were punished or prosecuted, even though this is what ratepayers dearly want. While there […]

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06 Sep
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Hastings named Australia’s most sustainable community

Keep Australia Beautiful has announced the Victorian finalist Hastings as the winner of the 2021 Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards, at an online event held on Friday 3 September 2021. Running nationally since 1990, the Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards have evolved to encompass projects and initiatives with a focus on […]

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18 Feb
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Over 1000 volunteers take the Adopt A Roadside journey

The important KVB Adopt a Roadside program continues to provide a valuable service to rural Victoria, and the environment in general, with our community volunteers removing litter from roadside across the State. This VicRoads program enables volunteers to safely work on approved rural roads. Following last year’s restrictions, there are now 140 active groups across […]

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17 Dec
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From the Keep Australia Beautiful archives …

In the 1970s, Merran worked at Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB). This coincided with the 1974/1975 KAB campaign “Dopes Rubbish Australia”. This was a campaign run by KAB to encourage Australians not to ‘rubbish’ Australia and to dispose of their waste in an environmentally conscious way. One 1972 commercial captures the essence of this environmental campaign. […]

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17 Dec
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Stationeers celebrates 25 years!

The Stationeers program turned 25 years old this year and has grown to include over 50 active groups. From 2019 to 2020, over 5100 volunteer hours were logged by the Stationeers program across groups in Dennis, Brunswick, Avenel and throughout regional Victoria. More projects were started this year with the assistance of Metro Trains Melbourne, […]

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17 Dec
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Adopt a Roadside news

Adopt Roadside is a program focussed on reducing litter on Victoria’s roadsides, stopping pollutants from entering waterways, improving vegetation quality, and preventing soil erosion and degradation. Adopt a Roadside volunteers help remove roadside litter and undertake revegetation works including the removal of weeds within Victoria’s arterial road network in regional Victoria. Adopt a Roadside has […]

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