Acknowledging sustainability

By Seymour Telegraph

Acknowledging sustainability

Parks Victoria is encouraging community members who are undertaking projects dedicated to improving the environment and human wellbeing in regional and rural areas to apply for its environmental sustainability awards.

Launched in 2002, the awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses make throughout Victoria.

Applicants for the award should highlight how their project or initiative contributes to the preservation of the environment and in turn improves the health and wellbeing of local communities.

The successful recipient will be able to describe how the project or initiative is educating or changing community behaviour, particularly with regard to co-benefiting nature and human health.

The full list of award categories, information on how to apply and prize details is available at

Nominations close July 3.

Premier’s awards close soon

Entries in the Premier’s 2019 Sustainability Awards close at 5pm tomorrow.

Now in its 17th year, the awards continue to grow and reflect action happening across industry, business and community from regional to metropolitan Victoria.

All finalists will be announced mid-August and are invited to attend the awards ceremony on October 10 — a night of celebrating sustainability, leadership, creativity and innovation across 11 categories.

Finalists and winners are provided with media releases, photos and social media graphics to help promote their involvement with their staff, their customers and their communities.

To view categories and criteria and enter, visit

Writing awards open

The 2019 Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards are open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to the region.

The awards were inaugurated in 2012 to provide an opportunity for writing and self-expression in the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Entry forms are available for three categories from all branches of Goulburn Valley Libraries, or can be downloaded from

Entry forms are also available from the Rumbalara Aboriginal Health Service, Mooroopna, and the Rumbalara Aged Care Facility, Ford Rd, Shepparton.

Entries close on August 31.

For more information, search ‘‘Dungala-Kaiela Writing’’ on Facebook or contact coordinator Sharon Charles on 0488044058 or