This is an outstanding achievement by a passionate group formed ten years ago in Broome. Funded by Rangelands NRM, with smaller projects sponsored by Inspiring Australia and National Science Week, the group’s outstanding community work is aimed at protecting, restoring and maintaining the highly biodiverse catchment that is one Australia’s most important migratory shorebird sites, holds high cultural values, has an exceptional biomass of invertebrates and is a hotspot for Australian snubfin dolphins. The Gala Awards were held at Perth Convention Centre on 18 October 2013. The award acknowledges groups who show a proven passion and dedication to reducing environmental impacts in rural and regional areas.
“Sincere thanks to RBWG’s members and Management Committee, Yawuru Traditional Owners, our web/graphics people Tasty Pixels, Peter Strain, Prof Ryan Vogwill, SKIPAs, Tom Harley and Broome schools. Moreover, the staff at Rangelands NRM, National Science Week and Inspiring Australia who have provided outstanding support for the innovative projects we deliver ” Kandy Curran, Project Manager of RBWG said.
RBWG were proud to reach the finals in the 2012 WA Regional Achievement Community Awards. Moreover, to see our work beamed onto supersize screens at Perth’s Convention Centre. Congratulations to SW Catchment Council who won the Environment Award and Kimberley Toadbusters who were also finalists. Thanks Rangelands NRM for funding the RBWG project.
RBWG WON the 2007 WA COASTAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE in the Community Group category. The judging panel congratulated the RBWG for their considerable progress in achieving their goals of building local capacity to care for the natural and cultural heritage of Roebuck Bay in Broome and strong commitment to Yawuru engagement and community involvement. Please read COASTLINES for full details on these outstanding coastal awards »
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.