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2015 Winners and finalists

THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER’S AWARD FOR A CLEANER ENVIRONMNET

 

 

 

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Winner

Kalleske – Sustainable Pioneers in Organic Wine
Kalleske Wines Pty Ltd, SA

Kalleske Wines is a producer of certified organic and biodynamic wines, situated at Greenock in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.  Established in 2002, Kalleske utilises grapes from the family property which has been owned and operated by the family since 1853.  It is the oldest and largest certified organic/biodynamic grape-growing and winemaking operation in South Australia.

Kalleske are sustainable pioneers in organic wine.  Their farming methods are environmentally and socially friendly.  Soils are healthy, no chemical residues, more carbon retention and more biodiversity.  It is a healthy vineyard environment for vineyard workers and the naturally made wines are chemical free, healthier to drink.

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BANKSIA INTERNATIONAL AWARD

 

 

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Winners

Allen Riseley, VIC

Landcare Coordinator, Sport Coordinator and Community Break-out team member, teacher Allen Riseley is a busy man fostering the growth of Mirboo North Secondary College’s students and trees!

Allen Riseley set out with a vision to supply cost price trees to those who couldn’t afford to plant trees on their land. His goal was to teach students how to take a tree from seed to forest- propagate, grow, then plant on the farm and run the operation as a business.

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BANKSIA EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

 

 

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Winner

Paul Polman
Unilever CEO

Paul Polman has been CEO of Unilever since January 2009. Under his leadership Unilever has an ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Paul actively seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable business strategies and drive systemic change. He is Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, a member of the B Team and sits on the Board of the UN Global Compact and the Consumer Goods Forum, where he co-chairs the Sustainability Committee.

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BANKSIA FOOD FOR SUSTAINABLE THOUGHT AWARD

 

 

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Winner

ResourceSmart Schools
Sustainability Victoria, VIC

ResourceSmart Schools is fostering strong links between schools and their communities, encouraging student leadership and stimulating parent involvement in sustainability. This Victorian Government initiative, proudly managed by Sustainability Victoria and delivered by partners across the state, is Victoria’s umbrella framework for sustainability education in schools. It is attracting interest from around the world because of the way it delivers measurable environmental benefits and provides young Victorians with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to make sustainable choices for the rest of their lives.

Participating schools work through five modules: the Core module to plan, vision, engage the school community and set baseline data; and four resource modules (water, waste, energy, biodiversity) where they undertake activities in curriculum, operations and community engagement, track their improvements and are recognised for their efforts via Sustainability Certification.

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BANKSIA INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

 

 

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Finalists

Saffrron
Saffrron, NT

 

Winner

Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation
LIRRWI YOLNGU TOURISM ABORIGINAL CORPORATION, NT

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BANKSIA INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

 

 

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Finalists

Tiwi fire ant eradication program
Tiwi Land Rangers in partnership with CSIRO and Tiwi Plantations Corporation, NT

 

 

Winner

The Perth Wave Energy Project
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, WA

Carnegie Wave Energy is a Fremantle-based, ASX listed wave energy developer focussed on developing its CETO wave energy technology. The CETO technology is capable of producing zero-emission power and directly desalinated freshwater using the energy generated from the ocean’s waves. Carnegie have progressed the technology using advanced computational simulations, wave tank testing, 1/3 scale testing, onshore testing and, most recently commercial scale deployment.

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BANKSIA LARGE BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

 

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Finalists

Sky News: ‘Smart Money with Jon Dee’
Sky News, NSW

UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift
UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift, NSW

Planet Ark & GreenChip – Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) 
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation in partnership with GreenChip Pty. Ltd, NSW

Ferrero Australia in partnership with BioGill
Ferrero Australia Pty Ltd, NSW

ecostore Carbon Capture packaging
ecostore Australia, VIC

Data analytics in the built environment
CIM Environmental Group, NSW

 

Winner

Australia Post – embedding environmental sustainability across the business to help our people, customers and community build a better environment
Australia Post, VIC

At Australia Post we recognise that we have a unique opportunity as one of the most highly valued and trusted services in Australian people’s lives, with one of the most significant number of touch points across the country – to not only reduce our impact, but to help our people, customers and community build a better environment.

This includes our operational decisions and initiatives, contributing better efficiencies and productivity outcomes, as well as delivering real value for the community and the environment through products and services that help solve environmental challenges, as well as driving revenue for Australia Post.

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BANKSIA MINDFUL MOVEMENT AWARD

 

 

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Finalists

Qantas
Qantas Airways, NSW

IAG – creating safer, stronger and more confident communities
IAG, NSW

The Kathmandu Effect
Kathmandu Ltd, VIC

De Bortoli Wines: The journey to becoming ‘The Zero Waste Winery’
De Bortoli Wines, NSW

 

Winner

UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift
UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift, NSW

We at Sunswift are a team of undergraduate students at the University of New South Wales who build and race the world’s most advanced solar cars. We aim to push the boundaries of solar technology in order to inspire interest and action in sustainability. We are all volunteers who work tirelessly to redefine the possibilities of sustainable transport.

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BANKSIA NATURAL CAPITAL AWARD

 

 

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Finalists

Sustainable Fleet Program
City of Sydney, NSW

RAC Electric Highway(R)
RAC WA, WA

 

 

Winner

Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, TAS

Between 2007 and 2015 the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service undertook the world’s largest island eradication project to remove all rabbits, ship rats and mice from World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island.

Located in the Southern Ocean halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica and 1,500 km from Hobart, Macquarie Island presented numerous challenges in terms of logistics, weather and field operating conditions. Rabbits and rodents had enormous impacts on the fragile environment of Macquarie Island, causing massive loss of vegetation, increased erosion on the steep coastal slopes, and predation on the eggs and chicks of burrowing seabirds.

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BANKSIA SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

 

 

 

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Finalists

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s Ramsar Initiative
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, WA

Gluepot Reserve – A reserve With a Difference
BirdLife Australia Gluepot Reserve, SA

Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework: Enhancing livelihoods, improving wellbeing, reducing environmental impact
Australian Dairy Industry Council, VIC

Tweed Byron Koala Connections
Tweed Shire Council, NSW

 

Winner

Kalleske – Sustainable Pioneers in Organic Wine
Kalleske Wines Pty Ltd, SA

Kalleske Wines is a producer of certified organic and biodynamic wines, situated at Greenock in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.  Established in 2002, Kalleske utilises grapes from the family property which has been owned and operated by the family since 1853.  It is the oldest and largest certified organic/biodynamic grape-growing and winemaking operation in South Australia.

Kalleske are sustainable pioneers in organic wine.  Their farming methods are environmentally and socially friendly.  Soils are healthy, no chemical residues, more carbon retention and more biodiversity.  It is a healthy vineyard environment for vineyard workers and the naturally made wines are chemical free, healthier to drink.

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BANKSIA SMART TECHNOLOGY AWARD

 

 

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Finalists

Carbon Neutral Ice Cream
Serendipity Ice Cream, NSW

Australian Ethical Investment -“Sustainability Leadership Award application”
Australian Ethical Investment, NSW

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Tahbilk Winery, VIC

Sustainability – a Small Rural Health Service Response
Kooweerup Regional Health Service, VIC

 

Winner

A New Generation Flood Emergency Decision Support System – Integration of Natural Hazards Management in Sustainable Growth
Gold Coast City Council, QLD

Principles of sustainability are embraced in a number of the Gold Coast corporate strategies and plans, most notably, Corporate Plan Gold Coast 2020, City Plan 2015, Sustainable Flood Management Strategy.

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BANKSIA SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN, BUILD AWARD, A. BUILDINGS, LANDSCAPES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

 

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Finalists

Sustain Me Group
Sustain Me Group, VIC

Robotics for sustainable row crop farming
ACFR, The University of Sydney, NSW

Southern Oil Refining: Northern Oil Refinery
Southern Oil Refining, QLD

 

 

Winner

Barangaroo Reserve by Lendlease
Lendlease, NSW

Barangaroo Reserve is Sydney’s newest and most spectacular public space.
The sprawling six-hectare headland park is set amongst naturalistic bushland and features a spectacular sandstone foreshore, designed the mimic the original 1836 headland.

The challenge of recreating a naturalistic headland has rarely been attempted anywhere else in the world, let alone in a city the size of Sydney and on the world’s best known harbour.

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B. PRODUCTS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

 

 

Finalists

Bairnsdale Library
NOWarchitecture, VIC

Canberra Airport’s Airvolution
Canberra Airport, ACT

Regional Rail Link
Regional Rail Link Authority, VIC

 

Winner

Fieldtech Solutions
Fieldtech Solutions, VIC

The over use of plastic is a serious problem in almost all parts of our economy. Within the Contaminated Land industry, considerable plastic waste is generated during groundwater and soil sampling. The irony is the industry is adding to this environmental plastics problem while trying to be stewards of our lands. Many of the products are used only once for a few minutes then land filled. These one‐off‐use products will still be here in three hundred plus years. Our philosophy is to not leave the plastic products used by this generation for future generations.

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BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AWARD

 

 

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Finalists

Polystat
Casafico, VIC

 

Winner

Grown & Gathered – Empowering Community Through Sustainable Food Systems and a Bright Future
Grown & Gathered, VIC

Through their business Grown and Gathered, Matt and Lentil Purbrick are providing innovative and multifaceted community programs. Matt and Lentil have taken it upon themselves to educate and demonstrate to people from all walks of life what it really means to eat, farm and live sustainably by connecting with their food community.

On their farm in Tabilk, Victoria, they grow over 500 different varieties of heirloom and wild fruits, vegetables and flowers; raise animals; hunt; forage wild food; make natural preserves, ferments and food – all without generating waste. They deliver their produce, returning with food waste from restaurants and customers to compost and return to the land – which they call closed-loop farming.

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BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT AWARD

 

 

 

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Finalists

ClearSky Solar Investments
ClearSky Solar Investments, NSW

Moreland Energy Foundation
Moreland Energy Foundation, VIC

Avoid Island Project
Queensland Trust for Nature, QLD

Overcoming barriers to effective household kerbside garden and food organics recovery
Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group, VIC

 

Winner

Managing the Swan River During the Development of Elizabeth Quay
Leighton Broad, WA

Leighton Broad (LB) brings together two specialist organisations Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd and Broad Construction to deliver the inlet and public space development works for Perth’s iconic Elizabeth Quay foreshore development.

The Project involves the construction of an inlet, island, pedestrian bridge, ferry terminal, short stay jetties, and public realm that includes a water feature and food and beverage outlets.

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THE RICHARD PRATT BANKSIA CEO AWARD

 

 

 

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Finalists

Getting things done in South Australia – the evolution of South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS)
Primary Industries and Regions SA, SA

Protecting the Health of the Gippsland Lakes – “Macalister Nutrient Reduction Program
Southern Rural Water, VIC

Farm Water Program
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, VIC

Winner

Mark Ryan
Tassal, TAS

Mark Ryan is a respected business leader and an economic visionary for Tasmania. Mark is a proud and passionate Tasmanian with a significant belief in the state and its many natural attributes.

One of Mark’s core values is ‘Zero Harm for Everyone, Everywhere’ and his success as CEO of Tassal has been achieved with a strong focus on sustainability.

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Finalists

Amanda McKenzie – The Climate Council
The Climate Council, NSW

Robbert Rietbroek – Driving Excellence in Sustainability
Kimberly-Clark Australia, NSW