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2004 Winners

2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

Charlie Karp Fertiliser, NSW

Charlie Carp is a story of commitment. It is a story of individuals dedicated to restoring the health of Australias inland waterways. Their target,  to control the most significant, environmentally damaging pest ever introduced into the Australian water system, the European Carp.  Charlie Carp has turned an unwanted pest into a resource capable of being used to further improve the environment. Importantly the conversion of carp into a liquid fish emulsion is done with little or no wastage throughout the production cycle.

The mission of Charlie Carp is to manufacturer innovative products in a sustainable manner. Charlie Carp is now environmentally recognizable consumer brand that provides the opportunity for all consumers to help contribute to a better environment.

Finalists:

  • Goulburn Wool Scour NSW
  • Treemax: Erosion Solutions and Revegetation Solutions VIC

2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES AWARD

Thiess- Karuah Bypass, NSW

The Karuah Bypass is a world class freeway project that has been built through a multitude of sensitive environments including a wetland, major river, bushland and pasture. The successful measures taken to protect these environments, while at the same time constructing a major piece of infrastructure, testify to the fact that we can build a road to a sustainable future.

Finalists:

  • Barry Bros – Water Recycling Partnership VIC
  • BP Global Choice VIC
  • Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust – Game, set, match to the environment! Worlds best waste management program at the Australian Program 2004 VIC
  • Rotary Greening the Freeways WA
  • Water Recycling at Western Water bringing our region to life VIC

2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AWARD

Investa Property Group, NSW

Since its inception in November 2000, Investa Property Group has taken a leadership position in sustainability – clearly demonstrating the compatibility of growth and bottom line success with social responsibility. In 2003 Investa Property Group put in place a formal sustainability framework that has contributed to increasing returns to its shareholders. The Group now has an integrated environmental performance management programme rolling out through its portfolio, with mechanisms in place to report against the targets in this programme.

Finalists:

  • Australian Ethical Investment, ACT
  • Bendigo Bank Helps Communities to Stay in the Green, VIC
  • Maleny Credit Union, QLD

2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

Saving the Paroo River, NSW

The Paroo River is the last free-flowing river in the Murray-Darling Basin, flooding eight hundred thousand hectares for countless animals and plants. Dr. Kingsfords research, media coverage and partnerships helped save the river, when threatened by water resource development, culminating in a historical river agreement signed by Premiers.

Finalists:

  • Coles Bay – Australia’s First Plastic Shopping Bag Free Town – TAS
  • Moreland Energy Foundation  Community Action on Greenhouse VIC
  • Rotary Greening the Freeways WA
  • Stephen Ingrouille, Going Solar VIC

2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING BUSH, LAND AND WATERWAYS AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING BUSH, LAND AND WATERWAYS AWARD

Saving the Paroo River, NSW

The Paroo River is the last free-flowing river in the Murray-Darling Basin, flooding eight hundred thousand hectares for countless animals and plants. Dr. Kingsfords research, media coverage and partnerships helped save the river, when threatened by water resource development, culminating in a historical river agreement signed by Premiers.

Finalists:

  • Bringing Back the Glossies SA
  • Coongie Lakes Memorandum of Understanding SA
  • Don Lynch – Land Manager QLD
  • Echo Remediation: Transforming a Waste Liability into a Wetlands Asset TAS
  • Friends of the Diamond Creek (Falkiner Street Reserve) Inc VIC
  • Conservation Volunteers Australia – Lending a Hand VIC

 

2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

Watch Every Drop- Drought Marketing Campaign, QLD

Gold Coast Water launched Watch Every Drop in September 2002 to manage water use during the Gold Coast’s worst drought on record. Communications targeted residents, visitors, businesses and industry to conserve water. Consumption dropped 25%.
Remember to watch every drop followed in October 2003 to reinforce water restrictions and drought awareness.

Finalists:

  • Cool Communities ACT
  • Comalco Green and Healthy Schools QLD
  • Dairy Australia Ltd VIC
  • International River Health Program VIC
  • Planet Ark National Tree Day VIC

2004 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

The Great Barrier Reef Representative Areas Program: an ecosystem approach to protecting biodiversity, QLD

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Representative Areas Program is a review of the existing zoning within the Marine Park to further protect its unique biodiversity, while minimising impacts on existing use.  Key achievements include: Protection of 33.3% (114530 km2) of the Marine Park within the worlds largest network of highly protected areas, creation of a network of highly protected areas that is representative of all 70 bioregions (habitats) within the Marine Park, most comprehensive process of community involvement and participatory planning for any environmental issue in Australias history and development of a visionary new Zoning Plan for the Marine Park that provides a framework for the conservation and sustainable use of the resources of the Marine Park, now and into the future.

Finalists:

  • ACT NOWaste, Department of Urban Services,  ACT
  • City of Port Phillip, VIC
  • Landcom Leading by Example, NSW
  • LandCorp – Harvest Lakes, WA
  • Municipal Association of Victoria/Stormwater Industry Assocaition of Victoria – Clearwater Program,  VIC
  • Perisher Range Resorts Environmental Management System, NSW

2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING COASTAL AND MARINE AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING COASTAL AND MARINE AWARD

Marwells Bail Tackles Killer Plastic Bags, QLD

Markwell’s Bait is leading Australia in its marketing and promotion of biodegradable bait bags, which can protect our marine animals from the devastating effects of plastic pollution. While biodegradable bait bags cost them five times as much as plastic bags, Markwell’s is promoting their use and further development in Australia.s into valuable community assets, going well beyond compliance requirements and setting new industry standards.

Finalists:

  • Greta Beach Marine Debris Survey, WA
  • The Great Barrier Reef Representative Areas Program:  an ecosystem approach to protecting biodiversity, QLD

2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AWARD

Darebin City Council, VIC

The Reservoir Civic Centre, opened in August 2003, demonstrates Darebin Council’s commitment to sustainability. This leading sustainable community building has and will continue to significantly reduce resource consumption (of energy, water and materials) and, of equal importance, is also growing into a key community education resource around sustainable living.

Finalists:

  • SES Headquarters, VIC
  • 30 The Bond NSW

2004 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

Visy Industries: “We Make It, We Take It”, WA

Visy’s entry to the Banksia Awards this year showed how Visy has taken its commitments to sustainability one major step further. For the first time for any packaging company world-wide, Visy guaranteed: “we make it, we take it”.  In 2004 Visy communicated this through a television advertisement in major cities as one initiative in its unusually comprehensive approach to improving sustainability along the supply chain. In 2004 Visy communicated this through a television advertisement in major cities as one initiative in its unusually comprehensive approach to improving sustainability along the supply. chain.

Finalists:

  • Landcom – Leadership in Sustainable Urban Development, NSW
  • QR driving a sustainable future, QLD
  • Collex/ONYX- Resources for a Sustainable Future, NSW
  • St John of God Health Care Subiaco, WA
  • Toyota Australia’s Progress Towards a Sustainable Future, VIC

2004 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN LEADERSHIP AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

Visy Industries: “We Make It, We Take It”, WA

Visy’s entry to the Banksia Awards this year showed how Visy has taken its commitments to sustainability one major step further. For the first time for any packaging company world-wide, Visy guaranteed: “we make it, we take it”.  In 2004 Visy communicated this through a television advertisement in major cities as one initiative in its unusually comprehensive approach to improving sustainability along the supply chain. In 2004 Visy communicated this through a television advertisement in major cities as one initiative in its unusually comprehensive approach to improving sustainability along the supply. chain.

Finalists:

  • Landcom – Leadership in Sustainable Urban Development, NSW
  • QR driving a sustainable future, QLD
  • Collex/ONYX- Resources for a Sustainable Future, NSW
  • St John of God Health Care Subiaco, WA
  • Toyota Australia’s Progress Towards a Sustainable Future, VIC

2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL COMMUNITY AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL COMMUNITY AWARD

Riverside Sanctuary, WA

Riverside Sanctuary is a farm venture integrating broad-acre cropping, land management initiatives and nature-based tourism. Protection and enhancement of the local environment has resulted from livestock exclusion from the riparian area, protection of remnant bushland and riverine ecosystems, a revegetation program, modified farming practices and interpretative activities aimed at increasing awareness of guests and the local community.

Finalists:

  • Phillip Island Landcare Group Inc, VIC
  • Stipa: Spearheading A Change In Attitude to Native Grasses, NSW
  • Yanakie Brigade Country Fire Authority, VIC

2004 BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP IN THE MINERALS AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP IN THE MINERALS AWARD

Wesfarmers Premier Coal- Leading Sustainable Mining Practices, WA

Sustainability planning at Wesfarmers Premier Coal in WA has developed imaginative and innovative community-based programs to convert several former mining operations into valuable community assets, going well beyond compliance requirements and setting new industry standards.

Finalists:

  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore, WA
  • Christmas Island Phosphates, WA
  • LionOre Mining International Ltd, WA