2017 Victorian Landcare Awards

Winners and nominees

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


Winners booklet - 2017 Awards - Download (2.4 MB)

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.

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