The Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beaches Challenge Award Ceremony was conducted yesterday and Randwick Council were successful in winning a number of awards for Clovelly, Coogee, Maroubra, Malabar and Yarra Bay.

There were 11 Beaches nominated in the Sydney Region, 6 of those by Randwick Council: Maroubra, Clovelly, Frenchmans Bay, Coogee, Malabar, Yarra Bay

and 4 by other Councils:  Long Reef(Warringah), Wanda(Sutherland), Lady Robinsons(Rockdale), Bondi (Waverley),  as well as La Perouse Explorers for Little Congwong.

Local volunteer group, the La Perouse Explorers won the Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beaches Challenge(Sydney Region) Environmental Protection Award for the work they have done at Little Congwong Beach and surrounding area.  The award recognised many years of water quality testing, clean-ups and weeding, and guided walks of the area for the CSIRO Double Helix Club.  Over the years La Perouse Explorers has been supported by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Little Bay Cubs and Scouts, Kooloora Community Centre, Randwick Council, the La Perouse Precinct Committee, Sydney Water Streamwatch and Fishcare.

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