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Xyst to manage Green Flag Award programme in Australia

Xyst to manage Green Flag Award programme in Australia

Keep Britain Tidy are proud to announce a new partnership with Xyst for the delivery of the Green Flag Award in Australia.

Xyst is a well-established consultancy business working with clients on parks, recreation, sport, open spaces, lighting, environment, asset management, survey and data capture, strategic management and planning projects with staff and offices in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

As well as being very familiar with the Green Flag Award through many of their existing clients, they also have one Green Flag Award judge in the team already to help support the growth and development of the programme across Australia.

Carl McClean, International Development manager for the Green Flag Award said:

“I’m really excited to working with Xyst on the future of Green Flag Award in Australia. We feel blessed to have forged a partnership with one of the most well-respected consultants in this sector.”

Xyst take on management of the programme from the start of December 2023, and will now oversee the application and judging process throughout 2024.

Image 1: Sikh volunteers are an integral part of the community at Werribee Park, Victoria

Australia celebrated seven Award winners in 2023, including first time winners Parks Victoria for Werribee Park

Read the full Green Flag Award news article here:


Image 2: The team at Xyst taking on Green Flag Award

Xyst was founded by Director Chris Rutherford (above left) in 2002. The Green Flag Award programme will be headed up by Associate - Maree Keenan (centre) and Senior Consultant Karl Nesbitt (right).

To contact the team about a Green Flag Award today, click here for the network page for Australia


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