Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Council’s Light Years Ahead program
NSW local government environment stars have been busy over the past year, with projects encompassing a broad range of areas, including sustainable procurement; climate change action; asbestos management; communication, education and empowerment; roadside management and water conservation.
The best of the best will be honoured in the annual Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards later this month. The top two awards are for overall council performance and another celebrating the achievements of an individual council officer or councillor who has been a beacon to sustainability.
Please see below for a full list of finalists.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Sydney.
Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils – Western Sydney Asbestos Answers Facebook campaign
Climate Change Action
Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Holroyd, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith Councils – Light years ahead
Blacktown City Council – Cool streets
Hunter & Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy– Regional heatwave resilience project
Penrith City Council – Cooling the city
Communication, Education and Empowerment
Leichhardt Municipal Council (Inner West Council) – On tour: sustainable food, fashion and fun!
MIDWASTE – Frugal forest
Rockdale City Council (Bayside Council) – Engaging the community: landing lights wetland restoration
Waverley Council – Second Nature ‘I’m in’ community engagement campaign
MIDWASTE’S Frugal Forest
Community Sharps Management
City of Ryde Council – Sharps Disposal
Invasive Species Management
Bankstown City Council (City of Canterbury-Bankstown) – Feral rabbit management in urban Bankstown
Camden Council – Management of Australian white ibis at Lake Annan, Mount Annan
Clarence Valley Council – Use community based social marketing for effective tropical soda apple management
Palerang Council (Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council) – Weed identification and mapping from high resolution aerial photography
Natural Environment Policies, Planning and Decision Making
Palerang Council (Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council) – Remote pilot aircraft aerial imaging trial
Sydney Peri Urban Network of Councils – Sydney food futures project
Natural Environment Protection & Enhancement: On-Ground Works
Bankstown City Council (City of Canterbury-Bankstown) – Habitat box program
Bathurst Regional Council – Restoring regent honeyeater habitat in the Bathurst region
Blue Mountains City Council – Leura Falls catchment improvement project
Orange City Council – Gosling Creek Reserve precinct floating island and hollows habitat
Parkes Shire Council – PAC Park urban wetland construction
Wagga Wagga City Council – Marrambidya Wetland
Roadside Environmental Management
Ballina Shire Council – Chickiba Roadside Wetlands restoration project
Lachlan Shire Council – Roadside corridor assessment and management guidelines
Moree Plains Shire Council – Roadside environmental management plan
Marrickville Council (Inner West Council) – Embedding sustainability into ‘value for money’
Former Marrickville Council’s sustainable procurement campaign won plaudits
Broken Hill City Council – Increasing resource recovery for Broken Hill
Campbelltown City Council – Annual free recyclables drop-off day
Waste Avoidance and Reuse
Lismore City Council – Lismore revolve shop and recycled market
Parramatta City Council – The R3 program: resource, rescue and reuse
Waste Education and Communication
Lachlan Shire Council – Lachlan Shire waste services rationalisation
Warringah Council (Northern Beaches Council) – The Sort it Out campaign
Ballina Shire Council – Pressure and leakage management plan
Ballina Shire Council – Sustainability: serving the community of today whilst preparing for the challenges of tomorrow
Camden Council – Sustainable Camden
Louise Petchell Memorial Award for Individual Sustainability
Winner to be announced at the Awards on Tuesday 29 November
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