We are calling for nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards. This year, we are encouraging residents to nominate an outstanding individual or group in the environmental achievement category.
The Australia Day Environment Awards recognises the environmental excellence of individual Bayside residents or organisations that take leadership in the local community with an initiative, project and/or activity. This award recognises those residents, schools and businesses that aim to empower and inspire others, form partnerships and show commitment and perseverance to:
- Maintaining and restoring the City of Bayside's natural assets.
- Using natural resources wisely.
- Reducing our everyday impacts.
- Responding to climate change.
- Living more sustainably in the home.
How to nominate
You can nominate an outstanding individual, group, school or business for the Australia Day Environmental Awards.
Email or post
Alternatively you can download and complete the form:
Australia Day Environment Awards nomination form (DOCX, 139.38KB)
Then email to:
tcallant [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Australia%20Day%20Environment%20Awards%20nomination)
or post to:
Bayside City Council,
PO Box 27,
Sandringham, VIC, 3191.
Individual award winner
Michael Norris for over 20 years of commitment to the Bayside environment. In particular, Mr Norris has been instrumental in the conservation of 3 hectares of remnant Yellow Box and River Red Gum habitat at the CSIRO site at Highett.
Group award winner
3193 Beach Patrol—Ricketts Point won the Group Award for maintaining and restoring the City of Bayside's natural assets. 3193 Beach Patrol has prioritised cleaning the beach of human-made litter at the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, with a particular focus on the impacts on the sea bird population and marine life in the sanctuary. To find out about local clean up events and more, go to the Beach Patrol website.