WA Landcare for the win!

Melbourne was buzzing with more than 600 Landcare enthusiasts from across the country, who recently gathered for the National Landcare Awards.

Hosted at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event celebrated and recognised the outstanding work of the countless individuals, groups, networks and organisations who make significant contributions to the nation’s precious natural resources.

At the National Landcare Award gala dinner night the audience saw award winners from diverse categories including sustainable farm practices, young Landcare leader, Coastcare and Indigenous land management.

Western Australia dominated the podium, sweeping the awards with six wins including the coveted People’s Choice award which went to WA’s Southampton Homestead.

NACC’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Stanley Yokwe, who attended the event, said it was one of the most enjoyable award ceremonies he had attended to date.

“Although, none of the national Landcare winners from WA came from the Northern Agricultural Region, I was overjoyed and inspired by the outstanding achievements from within the WA team – as their achievements reflect the important work carried out by the wider Landcare community in meeting the challenge of protecting our precious natural resources for current and future generations to enjoy,” Mr Yokwe said.

Other national Landcare winners from WA include:

  • Southamptom Homestead who not only scooped the People’s Choice Award, but also won the Australian Government innovation in sustainable farm practices.
  • Rhonda Williams – Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award.
  • Jill Richardson – Australian Government Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award.
  • Blackwood Basin Group – Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group Award.
  • Ella Maesepp – Manpower Young Landcare Leader Award.

NACC congratulates all the five National Landcare Award winners from WA and the other winners and finalists from across the country.

For more details about the National Landcare Award winners, please visit the National Landcare Conference page. 

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