2016 Winners & Finalists

Clean Energy Award (sponsored by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

  • WINNER: Alternative Technology Association (ATA), Village Lighting Scheme, East Timor (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Moreland Energy Foundation, Positive Charge (VIC)
  • FINALIST: CORENA – Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia Inc, Quick Win community solar and energy efficiency revolving fund (SA)
  • FINALIST: Clean Energy for Eternity – Northern Beaches Chapter, ClearSky Solar Investments – making solar investment easy and accessible (NSW)

Wetland and Wildlife Creations P/L Biodiversity Award

  • WINNER: Big Scrub Landcare, Lowland Rainforest Restoration Program (NSW)
  • FINALIST: Carbon Neutral, Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Project (WA)
  • FINALIST: South West Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity Conservation on Mt Tabor (QLD)

Business Award (sponsored by the Carbon Reduction Institute)

  • WINNER: Natura Pacific (QLD)
  • FINALIST: Norman Disney & Young, Sustainability (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Telstra Corporation Limited, Telstra Environment Strategy & Telstra eCycle Service (NSW)
  • FINALIST: Tassal Operations Pty Ltd, Sustainability – It’s How We Do Business (TAS)

Community Award

  • WINNER: Kimberley Toad Busters, 10 years of community effort fighting an alien invasion (WA)
  • SPECIAL COMMENDATION: Y Water Centre Association Inc, Y Water Discovery Centre (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Port Phillip EcoCentre, Well Waters: Elster Creek Pilot (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Bookend Trust, Sixteen Legs (TAS)

Excellence in Water Management Award

  • WINNER: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the South East Natural Resources Management Board, Managing the hydrological impacts of plantation forest in South Australia (SA)
  • FINALIST: Moonee Valley City Council, Napier Park Revitalisation Project (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Weir Pool Manipulation in the South Australian River Murray (SA)

Environmental Education Award

  • WINNER: KU Ourimbah Preschool and Children’s Centre (NSW)
  • FINALIST: Darren Hamley, Willetton Senior High School, Gifted and Talented Education, Marine Environment Education (WA)
  • FINALIST: St Louis De Montforts Aspendale, Reaching Out (VIC)

Environmental School Award

  • WINNER: St Louis De Montforts Aspendale, From Little Things Big Things Grow (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Woori Yallock Farm School, Certificates in Conservation and Land Management (VIC)

Individual Award

  • WINNER: Gio Fitzpatrick, Youth Wildlife Ambassador (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Clare D’Souza, Sustainability for scholarly work (VIC)

Infrastructure Innovation Award

  • WINNER: Phillip Island Nature Park – Penguin Plus Viewing Experience (VIC)
  • FINALIST: RMIT University – Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (VIC)

Local Government Award

  • WINNER: Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (Lead council – Boroondara), Biodiversity Monitoring in Melbourne’s East
  • FINALIST: Fairfield City Council, Fairfield City Council’s Sustainable Resource Centre
  • FINALIST: Sunshine Coast Council, Kids in Action
  • FINALIST: Wodonga Council, Launching a 3-bin food and garden waste collection system collaboratively

Media Award for Environmental Reporting

  • WINNER: Adam Morton Penny Stephens and Marija Ercegovac, The Age, The Vanishing Island (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Jane Bardon, Pushing to avert disaster at the NT’s Macarthur River Mine (NT)
  • FINALIST: Stefan Armbruster, SBS World News Solomon Islands ‘disaster’ gold mine (QLD)
  • FINALIST: Peter Hannam, A year of environmental hope and dismay (NSW)

Organisation Leadership Award      

  • WINNER: Australian Dairy Industry Council – Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework (VIC)
  • FINALIST: Keep Australia Beautiful National Association – 48 Years of the Sustainable Communities Awards Program (NSW)
  • FINALIST: De Bortoli Wines – The Journey to Becoming the Zero Waste Winery (NSW)
  • FINALIST: Bega Cheese Limited – BEMS and the Milk Sustainability Growth Program (NSW)
  • FINALIST: ClimateWorks Australia – Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world (VIC)