The 2018 Skillset Awards were held on Friday August 31st and Skillset Environment recognised the significant achievements of individuals and organisations who have made significant impacts on our local environment in 2018. Our award winners were as follows: 

2018 Skillset Environment Partnership Award 

WINNER: LachlandCare

LachlandCare Crew with LachlandCare General Manager Emma Thomas and Skillset Environment Senior Manager Ashley Bland

L-R: LachlandCare Crew with LachlandCare General Manager Emma Thomas and Skillset Environment Senior Manager Ashley Bland

LachlandCare is based in Condobolin and has a mission to create resilient landscapes and communities in the Lachlan catchment through creative partnerships and strategic action. After successfully delivering three Green Army teams with Skillset Environment in Condobolin and Lake Cargellico, LachlandCare worked hard within their community and with us to create an on-going contracting service named Grass Roots.

Grass Roots has caught the attention of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and is now the model for other groups to follow.

2018 Skillset Environment Young Achiever of the Year Award

WINNER: Brad Cambey

L-R: Brad Cambey, Bathurst Regional Council Mayor Graeme Hanger and Skillset Environment Senior Manager Ashley Bland

Skillset Environment awarded Brad Cambey with the Young Achiever of the Year Award for their leadership and dedication to improving the environment. Brad has been involved in Skillset Environment projects since June 2016 when he joined a Bathurst Green Army Team showing a great work ethic and genuine interest in environmental conservation. In 2017, Brad was offered a Land Works Traineeship studying Cert III in Conservation Land Management. Brad is developing into a reliable, professional role-model who is a pleasure to have on-board.

2018 Skillset Environment Built Environment Award 

WINNER: Sunny Afternoons 

L-R: Skillset Chief Financial Officer Emma Thomas, Sunny Afternoons Ben Scales and Skillset Environment Senior Manager Ashley Bland

The Built Environment Award was awarded to Sunny Afternoons that has worked with Skillset to improved the Environment and upholds the belief that communities can benefit from changing the way they conduct business to deploy new technologies, systems and thinking. Sunny Afternoons have risen to the surface as a solar energy company that always aims for optimal outcomes and truly places the interests of clients first. They have been extraordinarily generous with their knowledge and resources which has, in turn, helped us to support our communities and help clients make good decisions. Sunny Afternoons are industry leaders, true believers in the impacts of renewable energy.

2018 Skillset Environment Natural Landscapes Award 

WINNER: Bathurst Regional Council 

Bathurst Regional Council – Stevie Armstrong, Skillset Director Mr Robert Haddin and Skillset Environment Senior Manager Ashley Bland

The Natural Landscapes award was awarded to Bathurst Regional Council because of their dedication to improving Natural Landscapes, sharing our conviction that biodiverse, functional ecosystems are integral to all landscapes, raising productivity and enhancing the lives of people as well as plants and animals. Skillset Environment has worked closely with BRC for over 5 years, particularly through delivery of 5 Green Army teams with them. BRC continues to invest in creating biodiverse, functional urban landscapes through best-practice revegetation and investing in water sensitive urban design. We look forward to continue working with BRC and creating a positive environmental future for Bathurst.

Congratulations to the LachlandCare, Brad Cambey, Sunny Afternoons and Bathurst Regional Council. You are all making postive changes in our local communities.