The finalists for the 2021 Premier’s Sustainability Awards have been announced, and the Victoria Coastal Wetland Rehabilitation Program is on the list!
This program brings together a range of project partners and stakeholders to oversee the restoration of 600 hectares of critical wetland habitat. It is a nature based solution to sequester carbon, mitigating the risks of climate change and helping recover Victoria’s native biodiversity.
Through collaboration with project partners, the program achieved multiple key outcomes that included:
- developing a restoration action plan to transform industrial land into natural wetland
- completion of on ground coastal wetland protection works
- working with traditional owners and community members to monitor and protect heritage sites and coastal wetlands.
Now in their 19th year, the awards play a significant role in showcasing success stories that provide inspiration for the rest of the state, encouraging all Victorians to take action towards a more sustainable future.
This year, the award categories were redesigned to align with the globally accepted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Meet the finalists
From renewable technologies, to recycling and waste management initiatives and creating sustainable communities, we are proud to be in a cohort of finalists leading the way in transforming our state’s sustainable innovations and practices.
The impressive list of finalists includes schools taking action on climate change, community groups advocating for renters’ rights, companies dedicated to providing affordable clean energy to apartment dwellers, and local councils cleaning up our landscape and creating a healthier environment.
For more information, photos and profiles of all finalists, visit https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/psa-2021-finalists