This year marks 51 years of the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth! And while we are prepped and ready for a huge celebration, we are also prepped and ready for the increased amounts of waste, water consumption and energy use.
Proud Gumbaynggir/Bundjalung man, Troy Cassar-Daley, is back on board as our sustainability ambassador in 2023. Troy is helping us spread the word about celebrating sustainability while in the Country Music Capital. With his strong connection to country, Troy is someone who definitely walks the talk when it comes to sustainability.
Tamworth to Troy is like home, and when he visits, he encourages festival revellers to do their bit through recycling, reducing and reusing.
Win tickets to Troy's concert at TRECC on Thursday 19 January, scroll to the bottom of the page for details.
Sonny's Sustainability Tips For Festival
Let's celebrate sustainability this festival!
Our sustainability scout, Sonny, is so excited to have you here in Tamworth.
Sonny has some super sustainability tips for you to remember as you are out and about enjoying all the great gigs, food, and shopping across the region.
Water Saving Tips
During your stay in the Tamworth region help our community by being waterwise indoors and outdoors.
The following tips will save water and stretch our water for longer so our region can continue to thrive.
There are many reasons to keep shower times short while you visit the country music capital. Don’t forget to put these learnings into practice when you return home!
- Taking shorter showers not only saves water -saving money on your water bill - but it also saves on energy costs associated with heating water.
- Modern water efficient showerheads use no more than 9 litres of water per minute, while older style showerheads can use up to 20 litres per minute.
A dripping tap has the potential to waste up to 12,000 litres of precious drinking water per year.
If you are visiting our region and you see a leak, you can report it directly to Council through the Customer Service phone number 1300 733 625
If you live in the Tamworth region, download the MyTRC App where you can report leaks, check which water restrictions are in place and learn about waste services.
Using the half-flush on a toilet is a simple way to save water every day.
A top rated dual flush toilet can save the average home up to 35,000 litres per year! These toilets use 4.5 litres for a full flush and 3 litres for a half flush.
Let's talk rubbish
Help keep our region beautiful and clean.
- Reduce single use plastics.
- Empty food and drink containers before you put them in the yellow lid bin.
- Remember your refillable drink bottles.
Let's power change
Want to help us power change for our region by learning to become more energy smart during your stay?
Use the following tips to help reduce strain on electricity whilst staying in accommodation plus, these tips can be used at home to help save you money on your next energy bill. Now that’s saving!!
- Make sure to switch off unnecessary lights and other appliances when leaving the room.
- Keep your air conditioner temperature between 20oC and 22oC or for optimal energy savings set to 24oC.
Bonus tip – want to learn ways you might be able to save money on electricity and become a more sustainable household? Learn more here.
Win tickets to Troy Cassar-Daley Concert during the 2023 Festival!
Entry is free, all you need to do is complete this short survey before 9:30am Wednesday 18 January, 2023.