THE Derwent Valley has won the 5000-15,000 population category of the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Tasmanian Tidy Town Awards for 2012/13. The north-western town of Latrobe won the 2000-5000 population category and also took out the overall title of Tasmania's tidiest town.
Mayor Martyn Evans' strategy for this year's awards was to nominate the whole municipality rather than the town of New Norfolk in isolation.
Molesworth Primary School was awarded equal first place in the primary section of the southern division of the KAB Sustainable Schools Program.
The Tasmanian Tidy Towns program is run by the KAB Tasmania Council with support from the Tasmanian Government and the Packaging Stewardship Forum.