Ross has been named the best small town in Tasmania by the Keep Australia Beautiful for its projects around the historic town that honour its past and embrace its future.
The Tasmanian Wool Centre submitted the application last month before it was revealed last week the town had won the less than 500 people category to claim the title.
A number of projects secured the town the win, including the Wool Centre's Dial a Local phone box project, which allows visitors to listen to quirky stories from residents, the rehabilitation of the Ross Quarry and Jack the augmented reality dog.
"It is a really good project, it highlights what little towns or big cities are doing," Wool Centre manager Debra Cadogan-Cowper said.
She said the day the KAB judge visited the town, it was by chance they stumbled across Dale Cobban recycling the Ross News Agency and Takeaway's used cooking oils for biofuels, which was recognised also.
The Northern Midlands Council's Village Green project, which aims to transform a paddock, and a room refurbishment of the Community Library were also mentioned as a highlight.
Candy Hurren's community fundraising to purchase a defibrillator and her work producing Ross's monthly community newsletter were noted.
Jill Bennett, Tru Dowling and Ann Thorpe were recognised for caring for the garden beds in the main street of Ross with the judge noting the town looked 'beautiful with gorgeous raised garden beds'.
For future generations to enjoy, the judge commended the creation of a habitat corridor between the Eastern and Western Tiers for native species to traverse by Julian and Annabel von Dibra.
The RSL sub-branch also got a mention for its care of the 15-pounder field canon near the cenotaph.
Wynyard won the best town for more than 4000 people in the KAB awards, Penguin was named the best town for 2000 to 4000 and Bridport took out the 500 to 2000 category.