2017 Victorian Landcare Awards

Winners and nominees

The 2017 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony was held at Government House on 1 September.


Collage of the 2017 Victorian Landcare Awards nominees - Download (1.8 MB)

Use Internet Explorer to open the collage and hover your mouse pointer over each image to view the nominee's name.

Winners booklet - 2017 Awards - Download (2.4 MB)

2017 Award Winners

Joan Kirner Landcare Award

Winner: Terry Hubbard

Urban Landcare Award

Winner: Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society

Highly Commended: Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc

Landcare Network Award

Winner: Connecting Country

Junior Landcare Team Award

Winner: Penbank School - Woodleigh School

Highly Commended: Bass Coast Landcare Network's Environmental Detectives Team

Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award

Winner: Woady Yaloak Catchment Group

Highly Commended: Simon Falkiner

Australian Government Innovation in Agricultural Land Management

Winner: Simon Falkiner

Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award

Winner: Ian Higgins

Highly Commended: Ian Grenda, Jim de Henin and Kaye Rodden

Commended: Penny Roberts and Ann Robson

Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award

Winner: Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation

Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award

Winner: Kathleen Brack

SureGro Coastcare Award

Winner: Friends of Beware Reef

Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group Award

Winner: Tarrangower Cactus Control Group

Highly Commended: 3 Creeks Landcare Group

Commended: Yarra Valley Equestrian Landcare Group

Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management Award

Winner: Angela Jeffery

Highly Commended: Waka Walla Land Management Crew

Commended: Windamara Aboriginal Corporation

Victorian Farmers Federation/Landcare Victoria Inc. Heather Mitchell Memorial Fellowship

Winner: Sandii Lewis

Dr Sidney Plowman Travel and Study Award

Winner: Bret Ryan

Highly Commended: Tony Gardiner and Kate McWhinney