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Awards, Citations and Acknowledgements

Sustainability Awards (Keep Australia Beautiful)

Armidale Dumaresq - Overall NSW Sustainable Communities Award 2013

Armidale Dumaresq - National Award for Resource Recovery and Waste Management 2013

Armidale Dumaresq – National Award for Community Action and Partnerships 2013

Armidale Dumaresq – National Runner up Water Conservation 2013.

Armidale Dumaresq – National Runner up overall most Sustainable Community 2013.

Environmental Awards

Office of Environment and Heritage: “Contribution to outstanding business sustainability achievements” Under the Sustainable Advantage Program - Council is a Bronze partner

Winner - Urban Landcare Award Hi-Cub – High Country Urban Biodiversity 2013 Border Rivers- Gwydir Regional Landcare and Catchment Management Awards

Winner – Local and Regional Agency Landcare Partnerships Award 2013 Border Rivers- Gwydir Regional Landcare and Catchment Management Awards

Tourism and Economic Development

On release of the Regional Competitiveness Index by the Regional Australia Institute, June 2013 -

“Australia has country towns that are as vibrant, innovative and strong as some of its bigger cities and, in some cases, they’re even better placed to thrive and succeed in the future. The University town of Armidale on the New England Tablelands in NSW, and the southern Tasmanian region of Kingborough are the most resilient, innovative and highly skilled places in regional Australia” 

- Source - The Australian


Prestigious IABC Gold Quill International Excellence Award for Excellence in Research to evocities, of which Armidale Dumaresq Council is part.

Armidale is listed in the top 100 greatest hidden gems – “100 incredible Travel Secrets of Australia (Australian Traveller Magazine 2013)

Australian Mobile Awards Winner - Travel Guides - Experience The Highs iPad App 2012