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Celebrating local sustainability champions and environmental initiatives

Nominees at the inaugural Tweed Sustainability Awards Showcase

The nominees at the inaugural Tweed Sustainability Awards showcase on 15 November 2019

The Tweed Sustainability Awards celebrate those champions in the community who are going above and beyond for the sustainability of the Tweed Shire.

Sustainability means balancing environmental, economic and social impacts to satisfy the needs of the present without affecting future generations’ ability to meet their needs. Read more about Council's Sustainability Program.

The nominations received from across the community show that sustainability is important for everyone.

For more information about the awards, contact Council on (02) 6670 2555 or email

Award winners

Tweed Shire Council’s inaugural Tweed Sustainability Awards showcase was held on 15 November in Murwillumbah with some of the Tweed’s most deserving environmental champions taking home the prized trophies.

The 2019 Tweed Sustainability Awards trophy winners

The 2019 Tweed Sustainability Awards trophy winners

The awards highlighted a range of environmental initiatives active in the Tweed and to go with the theme, everything involved in the awards was done with sustainability in mind, including the trophies crafted from reclaimed timber, the recycled or local dress code and food from locally sourced and native ingredients.

Congratulations to the following people, groups and organisations who were the award recipients.

Regenerative Agriculture Category

  • Trophy winner: All Natural Meat Co
  • Special Recognition Certificate: Rob and Sue Harnett, Tweed Valley Whey Farmhouse Cheeses
  • Special Recognition Certificate: Robert Quirk

Wildlife & Habitat Conservation Category

  • Trophy winner: Green Heroes
  • Special Recognition Certificate: Team Koala
  • Special Recognition Certificate: Bilambil Landcare

Tweed Sustainability Category

  • Youth Trophy winner: Josh Carpenter, Tackle Bin Project
  • School Trophy winner: St Ambrose Student Green Team
  • Community Group Trophy winner: Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre
  • Business Trophy winner: Summerland Credit Union
  • Adult Trophy winner: Claire Masters

People’s Choice

  • Regenerative Agriculture: Matthew and Henry Prichard, Cudgen Road Farms Pty Ltd
  • Wildlife & Habitat Conservation: Team Koala
  • Sustainability – Youth: Alyce Togo
  • Sustainability – Schools: Sathya Sai College
  • Sustainability – Community Groups: Nature Explorers
  • Sustainability – Adult: Claire Masters
  • Sustainability – Business: Gary Bagnall, New Leaf Café

Posthumous certificates were presented to the family of Claire Masters in appreciation for Claire’s contribution to the Tweed environment and community. Lee Smith received a certificate from the Mayor of Tweed in recognition of the late Peter Smith’s commitment to best-practice farming in the Tweed.

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