The Young Legend, who was nominated by Council for his efforts in cultural awareness and tourism, travelled over to Toodyay in Western Australia with outgoing Deputy Mayor Scott Wason, where Roma was also highly commended for the Heritage and Culture category.
"Lane is a true representation of young people making a difference in our community. This award will definitely open up many new opportunities for him," Cr Wason said.
"Being highly commended for our Heritage and Culture is also a big pat on the back for Council’s efforts with our Roma Community Arts Centre, Heroes’ Avenue, Adungadoo Pathway, Yarning Circle, China Town Interpretive Display, and Roma Cenotaph Upgrade.
"As these awards are a whole of community effort, I congratulate all Roma residents and community groups on their work – this is a fantastic achievement."
The Australian Tidy Towns Awards is organised by Keep Australia Beautiful, a sustainability and litter-fighting organisation that recognises the work undertaken by rural communities, through sharing best practices with the hope of continued improvement in the nation’s vibrant rural towns.