21 May 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Victorian Coastal Awards winners

The Victorian Coastal Council hosted the awards last Thursday 17 May, which recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of individuals, groups and organisations in protecting and enhancing Victoria’s unique marine and coastal environment.

Over 220 guests from volunteer groups, committees of management, non-governmental organisations and state agencies attended the awards ceremony at Encore in St Kilda.

Minister Lily D'Ambrosio presented the winners, selected from finalists across seven categories.

This year’s awards attracted a diverse and impressive list of nominations, with 55 submissions for projects and initiatives from across the entirety of Victoria’s unique coastline.

These included programs and projects dealing with habitat restoration, the built environment, biodiversity conservation, research and monitoring, and climate change adaptation.

Completing the evening, Marg O’Toole was recognised for ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement’ for her contributions to coastal and marine research, planning, management and environmental education in Victoria for over 25 years.

With the introduction of the new Marine and Coastal Act, the evening also provided a chance to look ahead to the opportunities and initiatives that will be promoted through these reforms and the accompanying Transition Plan ‘Strengthening Victoria's Marine and Coastal Management’.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.

For the full list of winners click here: