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2003 BANKSIA GOLD AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA GOLD AWARD

Marine & Coastal Community Network , NSW

The Marine and Coastal Community Network (MCCN) is a national, non-government project that has dramatically increased community involvement in marine conservation initiatives around Australia. The project was established 1993 as an initiative of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. The MCCN provides information to, and works with over 10,000 organisations, groups and individuals across government agencies, industry and the community sector. Participants in the MCCN include commercial and recreational fishing interests, scuba divers, the shipping industry, marine science community, conservation interests, and government agencies.

 

2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

The Orbital Combustion Process 2-Stroke Motorcycle Technology- Orbital Engine Corporation, WA

Orbital Engine Corporation’s innovative direct fuel injection technology allows two stoke motorcycles to meet the world’s most stringent exhaust emissions regulations with more than an 80% reduction in noxious emissions and up to 40% reduction in fuel consumption. Europe’s largest scooter producers, Aprilia, Piaggio and Peugeot, have adopted the technology. Between them they will have on the market this European summer eight different motor scooter models in volume production using the innovative Australian technology. Market success as an emissions solution has also been achieved in the marine outboard and personal watercraft sector. The technology relies on a patented direct injection system that is manufactured in high volumes by Synerject in the USA, a joint venture between Orbital and SiemensVDO Automotive. Orbital?s activity in India and other parts of Asia bodes well for a large uptake of the technology in these markets where pollution from two stroke motorcycles is a major problem.

Finalists:

  • Hot Press Project – Amcor Spearwood Paper Mill, WA
  • The Freshwater Systems Biobaffle – Freshwater Systems, TAS

2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AWARD

60L Green Building, Spowers Victoria, Green Building Partnership, Lincolne Scott, VIC

A ground breaking project, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton (’60L’) represents new standards of Environmentally Sustainable Design. Designed in accordance with ecological sustainability principles within a commercial context, conversion of the building involved refurbishment of an existing 3 storey brick, timber and concrete office building and integrating the construction of a new 4 storey concrete structure. Produced to a commercial budget, 60L challenges the preconception that ‘green’ buildings cost more. 60L was significantly let at commencement of construction and provides massive savings in energy and water consumption.

Finalists:

  • Ecological Sustainability in Capital Projects-Department of Sustainability and Environment, VIC
  • George St Apartments, Fitzroy – Contemporary Green Design, VIC
  • Kogarah Town Square – Kogarah Council, NSW
  • Murdoch University – Environmental Technology Centre, WA

2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING COASTAL & MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING COASTAL & MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

The Marine and Coastal Community Network, QLD

The Marine and Coastal Community Network (MCCN) is a national, non-government project that has dramatically increased community involvement in marine conservation initiatives around Australia. The project was established 1993 as an initiative of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. The MCCN provides information to, and works with over 10,000 organisations, groups and individuals across government agencies, industry and the community sector. Participants in the MCCN include commercial and recreational fishing interests, scuba divers, the shipping industry, marine science community, conservation interests, and government agencies.

Finalists:

  • Clive Easton, QLD
  • The Northern Shoalhaven R.E.M.S. – Shoalhaven City Council & NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation, NSW
  • Williamstown-Altona Coastal Parklands – Hobsons Bay City Council, VIC

2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING BUSH, LAND AND WATERWAYS AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING BUSH, LAND AND WATERWAYS AWARD

Control of the Yellow Crazy Ant on Christmas Island – Parks Australia and Monash University, VIC

Biological invasions are one of the greatest environmental issues of our time. Christmas Island’s greatest environmental threat is invasion by the yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes). Parks Australia and Monash University designed, developed, and delivered a program to research and control this ant and mitigate its impacts-in close cooperation with industry, Commonwealth and state government departments, academics and the local Christmas Island community. In 2002, these efforts culminated in a aerial control campaign that devastated crazy ant supercolonies on Christmas Island. This ground-breaking program stands as a model for effective partnerships in invasive species management in Australia and elsewhere.

Finalists:

  • Biodiversity – Our Living Future – Coffs Harbour City Council, NSW
  • Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary, VIC
  • Fencing Incentive Scheme – Tasmania – Greening Australia Tasmania, TAS
  • The Arid Recovery Project
  • River Resurrection – Pasminco & the West Coast Council, TAS

2003 BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRY AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRY AWARD

BHP Billiton – Transforming Policy into Sustainable Outcomes, WA

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company, is committed to enhancing its contribution to sustainable development. To this end, health, safety, environment and community (HSEC) responsibilities have been integrated into every aspect of the Company’s business. From the highest level down, policies and processes have been implemented, through a systems-based approach, to incorporate sustainability considerations into business strategies and everyday decision-making. Operating under an integrated HSEC Policy and mandatory HSEC Management Standards, the Company’s aspirational goal is ‘Zero harm to people and the environment’. By putting policy into practice, BHP Billiton is at the forefront in developing and implementing initiatives for sustainability in the minerals industry.

Finalists:

  • Sustainable Development – Global Concepts with Local Practices – Hamersley Iron
  • Sustainable Leadership by Newmont Australia

2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AWARD

VicSuper: Sustainability Investing for a Sustainable Future, VIC

VicSuper Pty Ltd (VicSuper), with more than $1.6 billion in assets, leads the Australian superannuation industry with its unique and innovative sustainability investment strategy in two key asset classes:

Listed equity  By investing in the largest companies in Australia and internationally that rate well against their peers in terms of sustainability, VicSuper is making a considerable contribution to the protection of Australia?s environment and to a more sustainable future for everyone.

Direct Property – VicSuper has initiated sustainability criteria to be considered in the management of its direct property portfolio ($130 million). VicSuper is not aware of any other large investor that is actively engaging their investment property manager to take sustainability considerations into account in the management of commercial properties.

VicSuper has integrated sustainability considerations into its operations by making sustainability its central operating principle, thereby integrating environmental, social and economic considerations into its decision-making frameworks, operations, staff learning and developments, and investment strategies.

Finalists:

  • AMP Henderson Global Investors
  • Australian Ethical Investment Limited
  • Investa Property Group: Responsibility In Property Investment
  • Rewards Group Limited

2003 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

VicSuper Contributing to a Sustainable Future, VIC

VicSuper Pty Ltd (VicSuper) is leading the superannuation industry in protecting Australia’s environment and contributing to a sustainable future. In an industry not traditionally concerned with reducing its environmental impact and acting in a socially responsible manner, VicSuper’s proven commitment to sustainability truly demonstrates its leadership position. Examples of VicSuper’s commitment to the environment and sustainability can be seen: On the Ground: VicSuper has made sustainability its central operating principle; Integration of sustainability into general operations including recycling, purchasing, staff sustainability committee; Staff sustainability training, education, development and performance review. Through its investments: Sustainability Investment Option; World-leading 10% of all listed equities invested in Sustainability Leaders; Incorporation of environmental and sustainability improvements into properties in the Direct Property Investment Fund. Through participation and membership in a variety of working groups: United Nations Environment Programme, signatory to the Finance Initiative and member of the Australasian Advisory Committee on Operational Management and Reporting; Working with the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority to establish the world’s first Sustainability Covenant.


Finalists:

  • Atlas Dry Cleaners, WA
  • Collex, Exploration to Restoration
  • St John of God Health Care Subiaco, WA
  • Sydney Royal Easter Show, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, NSW
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited
  • Visy Industries

2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL SECTOR AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL SECTOR AWARD

Plumbago Station, SA

Twelve years ago, Plumbago Station introduced a fundamental change in its approach to the management of a pastoral production enterprise to promote the protection and recovery of the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby, Petrogale xanthopus, and to ensure the sustainability of the natural resource base. Major achievements have included the recovery of the wallaby population from the brink of local extinction to now being considered secure, with evidence of expansion back through its former range. Successful management of total grazing pressure has allowed the recovery of native vegetation communities, with an associated improvement in biodiversity values. Plumbago has demonstrated conservation goals can be achieve in conjunction with pastoral production.

Finalists:

  • Charlie Carp, NSW
  • Liverpool Plains Land Management Committee, NSW
  • Stanbroke Sustainability Project – Stanbroke Pastoral Company Pty Ltd, QLD
  • Sustainable Grazing Systems (SGS) – Meat & Livestock Corporation

2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve, SA

Gluepot Reserve is Australia’s largest community owned and managed conservation reserve. Situated 64 km from the River Murray in South Australia’s Riverland, the reserve is managed and operated entirely by volunteers. Some 54,000 ha in size, it is part of the largest block of intact mallee left in Australia and is home to 17 nationally threatened species of birds. There are few areas in the world that support such a concentration of threatened species. By combining the three elements of: biodiversity conservation, enhancement and management; scientific research and monitoring and sustainable ecotourism, Gluepot has taken conservation management into a new era, by providing an international model to show that sustainable multi-use of the landscape is both feasible and desirable.

Finalists:

  • A Journey of Belief, Making ICM Work, Pat Hart, WA
  • Alex Campbell, QLD
  • Beenup Interactive Community Consultation, WA
  • Denmark Greening Plan, Denmark Environmental Centre, WA

2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES AWARD

Douglas Shire Council, QLD

The Douglas Shire Council is a working example of an organisation seeking to be sustainable by aiming at maintaining a healthy economy, vibrant communities and a thriving biophysical environment. The Douglas Shire Council is a small rural region on the coastline of North East Australia. It is the only place in the World where two World Heritage areas meet: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland. Nearly 80% of the Shire is World Heritage listed. Its economy is built on a relatively new tourism industry and an established agriculture sector. The Shire accommodates a million visitors a year and produces a million tonnes of sugar cane, cattle and a variety of fruit crops. It also has one of the oldest intact surviving indigenous communities in the world, the Kuku Yalanji. The Shire Council demonstrates how a partnership between community, industry, science and government can create a sustainable region and deliver local, national and global goals. Accordingly, the DSC is widely recognised as a leader, through its forward-looking and innovative initiatives, demonstrating excellence in environmental management in a world-class environment

Finalists:

  • Carrara Catchment Urban Stormwater Initiative – Gold Coast City Council, QLD
  • Muller Industries: Utilising An Environmentally Responsible Approach In Reducing The Risk Of Legionella Outbreaks in Air Conditioning Systems
  • The Sustainable Built Environment – Southern Metropolitan Regional Council, WA
  • The Marina Hindmarsh Island

2003 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

Solar in Schools – Sustainable Energy Development Authority, NSW

Solar In Schools brings clean energy to schools in NSW. Each school receives their own solar power system, and teaching resources that reinforce the relationship between energy and the environment. More than 20000 school children in 43 NSW Solar Schools are now learning about renewable energy, energy efficiency and global warming in a way that is fun, easy and hands-on. Think Global, Act Local ? Solar in Schools provides a local solution to the global problem of climate change in a way that benefits the community and local businesses. Leadership ? Students in Solar Schools lead the community by example by encouraging the sustainable production and use of energy. The Future ? Solar in Schools educates the energy users of tomorrow to make informed choices that care for the planet.

Finalists:

  • Beyond The Norm & A New Standard (Townsville State of Environment) – Townsville, QLD
  • City of Fremantle, WA
  • Hume City Council Environment Initiative, VIC
  • Sustainable Living at Home Program – City of Port Phillip, VIC
  • Sustainable Schools Program – NSW Department of Education & Training and Resource, NSW

2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNICATION AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

‘Your Home?’ Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, The Australian Greenhouse Office, NSW

Your Home is a comprehensive and highly accessible guide that encourages and supports a mainstream Australian audience to take a more sustainable approach to the design, renovation and operation of their homes. Its objective is to reduce the significant detrimental impact of the Australian housing sector on the natural environment. Your Home consists of two linked parts:

  • Introductory Consumer Guide
  • Technical Manual

The package has been extraordinarily successful since its launch in August 2001, with over 125,000 copies distributed to the general public and 17,000 copies distributed to building industry members. By December 2002 the Your Home website had received over 1 million hits. Your Home has received mainstream media coverage and has been adopted by building industry organisations and tertiary institutions as an integral component of the training they provide.

Finalists:

  • Filbert’s Place Environmental Interpretive Centre – Thiess Services Pty Ltd, QLD
  • Greencycling Campaign – Parramatta City Council, NSW
  • Return To Eden – Artemis International, WA
  • The “Wipe Out Waste” Program – Gold Coast City Council, QLD
  • Waste Wise – Gould League of Victoria, VIC