The recycling of potentially polluting organic matter into high quality compost has resulted in Mandurah-based Custom Composts taking out Western Australia’s most prestigious environment award.
At a presentation ceremony tonight, Environment Minister Judy Edwards presented Custom Composts with the 2005 Western Australian Environment Award, to recognise the company’s outstanding achievement in the field of environmentally sustainable management and practices.
“Custom Composts’ award-winning project significantly reduced the potential for pig waste to pollute the Serpentine River, while at the same time producing high quality recycled products that help protect the environment,” Dr Edwards said.
“The winner of the Environment Award was chosen from 47 finalists across 11 categories.”
Dr Edwards said Bob Goodale was selected as the overall winner for the Individual Environment Award. Mr Goodale is well-known for his work with the Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environmental Centre.
“The award was presented to Mr Goodale for being the most outstanding individual finalist who was deserving of recognition and acknowledgment,” she said.
“Mr Goodale has spent most of his life involved in all areas of environmental care, including organising native vegetation planting days, helping to develop
environment-based community groups and assisting in the development of land rehabilitation management plans.”
The awards attracted 60 entrants from business, government and community projects throughout WA.
The Minister commended the dedication of all entrants on developing outstanding projects and initiatives that have helped to protect and restore the environment.
“I welcome their ideas, enthusiasm and commitment on working towards a healthy environment for present and future generations,” she said.
CATEGORY WINNERS ARE:
Community Achievement: Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Council (Inc);
Corporate/Business Leading by Example: BP Refinery Kwinana;
Government Leading by Example: Rottnest Island Authority;
Small Business Leading by Example: Custom Composts;
Bush, Land and Waterways: Whiteman Park;
Coastal and Marine: Shire of Chapman Valley;
Resource and Waste Management/Minimisation: South West Regional College of TAFE Bunbury ecoHOME;
Air Quality: BP Refinery Kwinana;
Water Conservation and Management: Harvey Irrigation Project Team;
Eco Building: City of Subiaco, Solar Dwellings, Glenway Homes and Elizabeth Karol; and
Promoting Behaviour Change: Landcare Solutions Great Gardens Program.
Minister's office: 9220 5050