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June 11, 2015

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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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