Victoria’s CMAs win prestigious National Banksia Award

Vic Catchments, the peak body for Victoria’s ten Catchment Management Authorities, including East Gippsland, has won the Nature Positive category of the 35th National Banksia Sustainability Awards.
The Awards celebrate trailblazers in environmental and social sustainability, with winners across 14 categories spanning travel, agriculture, conservation and more announced at the gala event – all recognised as true champions of sustainability and social impact.

Cath Jenkins, Chair of Vic Catchments, accepted the award at the gala event held in Melbourne. “Vic Catchments is thrilled and humbled to be winners of this highly competitive category and congratulate all the other finalists,” said Ms Jenkins on behalf of Victoria’s ten Catchment Management Authorities (CMA).
“For over 25 years CMAs have been at the forefront of working with communities and partners to deliver incredible results for catchments across Victoria. It’s a delight that it’s been recognised by such a prestigious organisation.”

East Gippsland CMA CEO, Bec Hemming, emphasised the importance of partnerships stating, “Partnerships with Aboriginal groups, landholders, community and government play a vital role in improving waterway health into the future and the success of this work is shared.”

“Together we have achieved great outcomes for our natural environments, catchments, agricultural landscapes and communities in our 26 years, and we are only just getting started.”

Vic Catchments Chair, Cath Jenkins accepting the award

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past and present.