Keep Victoria Beautiful judge Ron Williamson was in Shepparton on Tuesday visiting the Australian Botanic Gardens at Kialla, and Shepparton’s Bangerang Cultural Centre and EcoPark-EcoStore for the Sustainable Cities awards.
The awards recognise and celebrate the positive actions communities take in urban areas to protect and enhance their environments.
‘‘It’s great to be able to come around to the various places and see all the wonderful exhibits that we would like to get many more people to see,’’ Mr Williamson said.
‘‘Many different types of entries are entered by various community groups or councils ... Bangerang Cultural Centre is one of the entries and it’s just fascinating to see all the amazing artworks and the culture that has been collected here from all over Australia, it’s just wonderful.’’
The Bangerang Cultural Centre was entered in the Keep Victoria Beautiful cultural heritage category.
‘‘Aboriginal culture is Australian culture and this place is a living pleasure for shepparton and for the state,’’ Bangerang Cultural Centre public officer Marlene Atkinson said.
Other entries include the Australian Botanic Gardens for the protection of the environment category and EcoPark-EcoStore for the environment sustainability category.