National recognition for Vic CMAs

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority chair Cath Jenkins accepts the Nature Postive award on behalf of Vic Catchments. (Supplied)

Matt Hewson

The peak body for Victoria’s catchment management authorities has won a prestigious sustainability award.

Vic Catchments, the body formed by the state’s ten CMAs, won the Nature Positive category of the 35th National Banksia Sustainability Awards at a gala event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

One of 14 categories at the awards, the Nature Positive Award celebrates achievements in conservation, habitat restoration and species protection, highlighting remarkable contributions to safeguarding and promoting the richness of nature.

Corangamite Catchment AutCath Jenkins, Chair of Vic Catchments and the Corangamite CMA, accepted the award at the gala event held in Melbourne last week on behalf of Victoria’s ten Catchment Management Authorities (CMA).

“Vic Catchments is thrilled and humbled to be winners of this highly competitive category and congratulate all the other finalists,” Ms Jenkins said.

“For over 25 years CMAs have been at the forefront of working with communities and partners to deliver incredible results for catchments across Victoria. It’s a delight that it’s been recognised by such a prestigious organisation.”

Ms Jenkins said people were at the heart of what Corangamite CMA did, praising her team’s passion and dedication.

“The reason people choose to work at the Corangamite CMA is because they want to make a difference to our catchment and communities,” she said.

“All the people that work for us live in the catchment, they live and breathe it, they know what makes it tick and they’re part of the community.

“We’re all working together to make a positive change on them in the natural environment for the betterment of the catchment and our communities.”