Parks Victoria's Kookaburra Awards recognise and honour individuals and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to Victoria’s parks The awards are held bi-annually.
The Awards are open to all volunteers, both individuals and groups, who participate in activities across the Parks Victoria estate.
The Kookaburra Awards:
- Recognise and honour individuals and groups who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the Victorian park system.
- Raise awareness of the extent and importance of community involvement in the Victorian park system.
- Encourage community involvement in the future development and conservation and use of the park system.
- Kookaburra Environmental Award.
- Kookaburra Indigenous Award.
- Kookaburra Community Partnership Award (Group Nominees only).
- Kookaburra Healthy Parks Healthy People Award.
- Kookaburra Multicultural Award.
- Young Kookaburra Award.
- Kookaburra Lifetime Achievement Award.
Entries for the 2011 awards are now closed.
Group photo of the winners at a ceremony held at Barwon Edge Boathouse on Saturday 5 November 2011.
Kookaburra Environmental Award – Tree Project
Awarded to Tree Project for the propagation of indigenous seedlings and restoration of bushland at Yarra Bend Park, replacing removed exotic vegetation.
Kookaburra Environmental Award – Friends of Baw Baw National Park
Awarded to Friends of Baw Baw National Park for a range of successful projects and programs at Baw Baw National Park, with a focus on eradication of serious pest plants.
Kookaburra Environmental Award (Runner Up) – Tracey Skinner, Victorian Cliffcare
Awarded to Tracey Skinner for her work in restoring walking track erosion through stabilization works at Mount Arapilies-Tooan State Park.
Kookaburra Community Partnership Award - Friends of the Great West Walk
Awarded to Friends of the Great West Walk for a range of development, maintenance and marketing works along the Great South West Walk in which a diversity of people are engaged.
Kookaburra Community Partnership Award (Runner Up) - Friends of Kurth Kiln
Awarded to Friends of Kurth Kiln for conservation, preservation and educational activities at Kurth Kiln Regional Park, a great example of community partnership in action.
Kookaburra Multicultural Award – Joseph Youhana
Awarded to Joseph Youhana for his role in leading tours to educate people with a diverse range of backgrounds to the concept of parks and the overall environment and contributing to a range of events providing inclusive interpretation to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Kookaburra Lifetime Achievement Award – Donna Collidge, Friends of Little Desert
Awarded to Donna Collidge in recognition of her long term participation in a range of projects to improve the habitat and amenities at Kiata Camping Ground and surrounding areas for all to enjoy.
Kookaburra Lifetime Achievement Award (Runner Up) – Stephen Murphy, Friends of Inverleigh Flora and Fauna Reserve
Awarded to Stephen Murphy in recognition of his long term participation in the protection, conservation and interpretation of the Inverleigh Flora and Fauna Reserve.
08 May 2013
Parks Victoria is thanking its many volunteer groups across the state during National Volunteer Week, 13-19 May. Around 200 volunteer and Friends groups donate their time and energy to Victorian parks, reserves, and marine sanctuaries throughout the year. Last year they contributed over 20,000 days of unpaid work. The figure for this …
11 May 2013 10:00am - 8 Jun 2013 2:30pm
This course is an intensive introduction to Botanical Drawing and Painting. Develop observation skills and learn about tonal values, pencil and ink rendering, composition, colour, watercolour and gouache' Explore, develop and understand a variety of techniques to create your own detailed botanical studies. Time: Saturdays 11 May to 8 June, 5 x 4.5 hours = 20 …
19 May 2013 8:00am-3:00pm
An annual event where pets take their owners for a walk around the lake to raise funds to support RSPCA services.
22 May 2013 5:15pm-6:15pm
The bat count is held once a month at dusk when the whole colony of 10,000 -20,000 bats fly out to feed around Melbourne’s suburbs. New counters are very welcome and much appreciated. Experience is not necessary as training is provided on the night. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, dress …
Participants enjoyed the first “Heart Week Walk” organised by the Heart Foundation at Yarra Bend Park last week http://t.co/YMBgy2vw5mParksVictoria: Participants enjoyed the first “Heart Week Walk” organised by the Heart Foundation at Yarra Bend Park last week http://t.co/YMBgy2vw5mView post | Fri, 17 May 2013 17.23
@jejuolletrail We believe it's a small cairn and plaque in memory of Molly Hill http://t.co/93XTmL8SYYParksVictoria: @jejuolletrail We believe it's a small cairn and plaque in memory of Molly Hill http://t.co/93XTmL8SYYView post | Thu, 16 May 2013 14.41
Photo of the week: "Molly Hill, Mt Feathertop View" by PV website contributor Ryan Malone. http://t.co/2jLM6OgYqJ http://t.co/QuQZsQWEEUParksVictoria: Photo of the week: "Molly Hill, Mt Feathertop View" by PV website contributor Ryan Malone. http://t.co/2jLM6OgYqJ http://t.co/QuQZsQWEEUView post | Thu, 16 May 2013 13.53
Quarry Beach Road which leads to Mallacoota Coastal Reserve has been repaired & re-opened http://t.co/zQxw5Frq2S http://t.co/HkS8Z89qAkParksVictoria: Quarry Beach Road which leads to Mallacoota Coastal Reserve has been repaired & re-opened http://t.co/zQxw5Frq2S http://t.co/HkS8Z89qAkView post | Thu, 16 May 2013 11.55
Thanks a Million to our wonderful volunteers at Werribee Park for their support in maintaining this historic landmark http://t.co/S00aich88CParksVictoria: Thanks a Million to our wonderful volunteers at Werribee Park for their support in maintaining this historic landmark http://t.co/S00aich88CView post | Thu, 16 May 2013 11.20