Chris Hill, Director Environmental Sustainability, Infrastructure and Clinical Support, Mater Group
Chris Hill, Ngaire McGraw and staff (Mater), Minister Mark Bailey, Becher Townshend (Expanded Polystyrene Australia), Minster Steven Miles
Winner of the 2016 Premier’s Award and Business Eco-efficiency award
‘Winning the Premier’s Award for Excellence as well as the Business Eco-efficiency award this year was a great honour. Sustainable business practices are included throughout our organisation.
‘This awards program provides further incentives for Queensland businesses to champion sustainability, develop innovative approaches to climate change, and to set an example for others to follow.’
Rob and Krista Watkins, Natural Evolution
Karen Fitzgibbon (Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland), Krista and Rob Watkins (Natural Evolution), Minister Steven Miles
Winner of the 2016 Innovation in Sustainable Technologies award
‘The increased exposure we have received since winning the award has helped grow our sales and network of clients. The Awards have allowed us to build our business reputation, create relationships, and brand us as an innovative, sustainable enterprise.
‘It has helped us prove to Queensland business that it is possible to profit from sustainably. The recognition of our efforts from peers both inside and outside the retail industry has been astonishing.
Christine Wood, Principal, Junction Park State School
Staff from Junction Park State School, Prof. John Cole (University of Southern Queensland)
Winner of the 2016 Sustainability in Education award
'Our 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Award win was a major accomplishment for Junction Park State School. It has allowed us to celebrate our school community’s commitment to becoming a truly world-class sustainable school. The recognition from business, industry and sustainability peers has already triggered discussions and opportunities that will help us further embed sustainable practices into our culture and curriculum.'
Jacob Welch, Beenleigh Environment Health and Safety Manager, Teys Australia
Prof. Carol Dickenson (Queensland University of Technology), Jacob Welch (Teys Australia), Bindi Irwin (2015 Young Achievers award winner), Minister Mark Bailey
Winner of the 2016 Young Achiever’s award
‘I was honoured to receive this award in recognition of our sustainability charter. Over the past 3 years I have been actively involved in the design, construction and commissioning of a state of the art wastewater system and renewable energy project at Teys Australia’s Beenleigh Facility.
‘This win has really thrown the spotlight on our responsible environmental management practices.
‘The Sustainability Awards are a clear indication of our State Government’s continued commitment to supporting this agenda, and recognition of the role of sustainable industries in the future prosperity of Queensland.’