Rewarding experience

About 25 people gathered at ReActivate Latrobe Valley’s community centre in Morwell to reflect for two-and-a-half hours on the Get Sunflowered project.

They were joined by Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria judge Tony Wissendon, who will determine whether the project is worth The Tidy Town – Sustainable Community crown. ReActivate Latrobe Valley co-directors Rosalea Monacella and Craig Douglas said all who attended were invited to speak about their experience, with a positive vibe throughout the presentation.

“It was a really nice moment to celebrate the work,” Mr Douglas said.

“And also consider what the project might become in the future and how it can become even more engaging in the community.”

With more than 130 entrants across Victoria vying for the crown, the pair is content with having just been nominated.

“I think even if we win or don’t win, it’s an acknowledgement of the work the community has undertaken,” Ms Monacella said.

“I think that’s a win for us.”

The final awards ceremony will be held in Beechworth, named Victoria’s Tidy Town last year, on 17 October.