Recognising Victoria’s Coastal Champions

05 December 2017

The Victorian Coastal Council has opened nominations for the 2018 Victorian Coastal Awards and is urging anyone who knows someone who has made a real difference to Victoria’s coastal and marine areas to nominate them.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the people and organisations helping protect the state’s coastal and marine environments.

The 17th Awards will highlight the importance of the community and partnerships in safeguarding Victoria’s coastal and marine areas.

The 2018 Awards will celebrate the achievements since the inaugural Awards in 2000.

Nominations are sought in the following categories:

  • Improving the physical environment
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Planning and management
  • Research and monitoring
  • Outstanding individual achievement.

Nominations are encouraged from individuals, community groups, Traditional Owners, schools, universities, students, Coastcare groups, ‘friends of’ groups, committees of management, private companies, partnerships, not-for-profit organisations, local councils, and state government departments and agencies.

Nominations close on Friday 23 February 2017. The Awards will be presented to the winners at a gala ceremony in late April 2018.

Further information and nomination forms are available at Link .

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“Coastal and marine environments have a special place in the hearts of Victorians and this is an opportunity to recognise those who work to manage and protect them.”

“We know there are so many people across Victoria who do so much to preserve our incredible coastal and marine areas – the Victorian Coastal Awards are a chance to say thank you.”

Quote attributable to Chair of the Victorian Coastal Council Dr Anthony Boxshall

“These awards are an opportunity for us to recognise those who tirelessly dedicate their time and energy to the protection and preservation of our spectacular coastline.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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