The Authority’s Chair, Leslie Shirreffs, said the Cassowary Awards are a night to gather and pay tribute to champions of the Wet Tropics.
“These are people who work tirelessly towards not only protecting and promoting the outstanding universal value of the area, but also helping us build resilience into this unique and special place to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate,” she said.
“Choosing the 10 winners from the 40 nominees was no easy task as each of the nominees are valued and important members of the Wet Tropics community.
“Many of these people have dedicated years and even decades to ensuring the area thrives for generations to come.”
Thorsborne Award for Community Conservation and Rehabilitation | Sponsor: Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Tourism and Presentation | Sponsor: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Winner: Kuranda Visitor Centre
Innovation and Research | Sponsor: Terrain NRM
Education | Sponsor: Tropic Group
People. Country. Culture. | Sponsor: Wet Tropics Management Authority
Peter Hitchcock Community Champion | Sponsor: Queensland Water and Land Carers
Government and Industry Initiatives | Sponsor: Powerlink
- Winner: Tablelands Regional Council Community Revegetation Nursery
Climate Change Leadership | Sponsor: Green Collar
- Winner: Tropical Mountain Plant Science Collaboration
Young Cassowary Award | Sponsor: Cairns Regional Council
- Winner: Mission Beach State School
- Winner: Tourism Tropical North Queensland