Northam a finalist for Tidy Towns culture award for second year running

The town of Northam has been named as a finalist for the heritage and culture category in the Keep Australia Beautiful Council's 50th Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.

Northam appears alongside Dumbleyung as a Wheatbelt finalist for the category.

Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Greenbushes, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Port and South Hedland are all in the running for the top award of Tidy Town to be announced later this year together with the winners of the other seven award categories.

The state and category winners will be announced on October 25.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the awards highlighted a high level of dedication to looking after the environment.

"I congratulate all entrants in this year's awards for making positive environmental, social and economic changes and commend the diversity, reach and depth of the initiatives submitted for recognition in the iconic awards," he said.

"Projects to better manage litter, waste and recycling, conserve water and energy, and protect our natural habitats, all work towards a more sustainable future."

Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA chair Michael Aspinall said each finalist was deserving of their nomination.

"Along with a focus on the management of litter, our six State finalists demonstrated to judges their strong community engagement, cultural partnerships, innovation and environmental initiatives," he said.

"Judges have taken into consideration the diverse nature of projects entered, and the reports from the judges to communities, highlight the impact of these projects."

This year there are 45 finalists.

For more information about the awards program and finalists visit www.kabc.wa.gov.au.