April 11, 2024

Vic Catchments, the peak body for the Corangamite CMA and Victoria’s nine other Catchment Management Authorities, has won the Nature Positive category of the 35th National Banksia Sustainability Awards. 

The Awards celebrate trailblazers in environmental and social sustainability, with winners across 14 categories spanning travel, agriculture, conservation and more announced at the gala event – all recognised as true champions of sustainability and social impact. 

Image of Corangamite CMA and Vic Catchments Chair Cath Jenkins accepting trophy for National Banksia Award

Cath Jenkins, Chair of Vic Catchments and the Corangamite CMA, accepted the award at the gala event held in Melbourne last week. “Vic Catchments is thrilled and humbled to be winners of this highly competitive category and congratulate all the other finalists,” said Ms Jenkins on behalf of Victoria’s ten Catchment Management Authorities (CMA).  

“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.” 

“We are a relatively small, yet passionate team and deliver projects on behalf of the Australian and Victorian governments. Partnerships are one of our biggest strengths and we share this success with everyone – Traditional Owners, partner organisations, community and government.”  

“We have achieved great outcomes for our natural environments, catchments, agricultural landscapes and communities in our 26 years, and we are only just getting started.” 

In 2023, across Victoria, CMAs: 

  • Enhanced over 3,000 hectares of vegetation to create habitat for native species. 
  • Improved practices over 9,000 hectares of agricultural land.  
  • Issued 13,000 approvals and advice for works on waterways. 
  • Installed 368 kilometres of fencing to protect rivers and wetlands. 
  • Undertook 47,032 hectares of weed control.

Read about more achievements in the 2023 Vic Catchments Achievements Brochure here  

Contact Us

Colac Office

64 Dennis Street, Colac VIC 3250
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262

Geelong office

Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
All mail must be sent via our Colac office
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250

T: 1800 002 262