Council publicly recognised for sustainable achievements
  • Wednesday 17 November 2010

Sunshine Coast Council has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability at the annual Sunshine Coast Environment Council’s ‘Froggies’ Environment Awards and the 2010 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Awards.

The Sunshine Coast Climate Change and Peak Oil Strategy received the ‘Responses to Climate Change’ award and the Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Strategy picked up a Highly Commended in the ‘Positive Contribution to Conservation of Biodiversity’ category at the Froggies..

The Biodiversity Strategy picked up a Certificate of Merit at the 2010 PIA Awards in the ‘Environmental Planning Conservation or Rural’ category, with council’s second nomination – the Scenic Amenity Regional Strategic Mapping – also receiving a Certificate of Merit for Regional Planning.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones said that the awards are not only a testament to the hard work of council, but also to the commitment of the Sunshine Coast community.

"The awards celebrate the partnership between council, the community and local organisations who have worked together to develop documents that reflect council’s vision to become Australia’s most sustainable region," Cr Jones said.

"They honour the enthusiasm and expertise of the teams of staff members who have worked tirelessly over the past year to finalise this work to such a high standard – demonstrating that council is serious about ensuring the plans are in place for a sustainable future.

"I’d like to offer my congratulations to all those involved."