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It's good clean fun! The strand, Townsville. Qld's CLeanest Beach 2003


The Strand will represent Queensland in the Australian Clean Beach Challenge.


Winner Queensland's Cleanest Beach Award

2002 Winner Collex Resource Conservation and Waste Management Award


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Nomination 2003

Strand nominated for Clean Beach Challenge for 2003

Today judges and representatives from the community, Townsville Enterprise and Townsville City Council meet on the Strand to promote this years nomination of the Strand for the Clean Beach Challenge.

The judges meet for one hour with community and Council to hear and see for themselves all the great work being done to manage, maintain and care for the Strand.

The Strand is now the most popular park in Townsville and recently was nominated and won four categories for favourite sites of Townsville (Bulletin competition).

See below (soon) for details on the Clean Beach Challenge nomination this year and the full range of community activities, beach spirit and environmental initiatives and community action to protect and maintain this beach. Turtles even love the Strand.

Click image to enlarge - North Ward and the Strand Beach

Art on the Strand

In 2002 the Strand won the State Clean Beach Challenge Collex Award for Waste Management and Resource Conservation.

The environmental theme is also abundant in the artwork on the strand. Below is text of a plaque dedicated to the work of local artist Anne Lord.


Flotsam and Jetsam

Glass Bricks and Photographic images printed on metal plate



Over a period of 10 years, Anne Lord recorded common objects washed up on the Strand. Discarded items in these images may have been used by locals, visitors or even people oceans away.

The artist was interested in the Strand as a well-loved recreational place with its by-products of human activity.

Questions may be asked about where these objects originated and where they go.

Anne Lord is a multimedia artist whose work confronts environmental degradation and paradoxically reveals the grace of nature.