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Local Government Professionals’ award for the environment taken home by Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River sustainability planners Katie Biggs and Jared Drummond with their award.
Camera IconShire of Augusta-Margaret River sustainability planners Katie Biggs and Jared Drummond with their award. Credit: Supplied

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River has picked up an award for its work with the region’s environment.

At the recent Local Government Professionals WA conference, the Shire scored the Environmental Leadership and Sustainability award.

The conference, with the title “Watch the tide, not the waves” provided a forum for local government professionals to celebrate their victories while also networking, meeting with suppliers and contractors, as well as hosting keynote speakers.

The environment award was designed to celebrate “passionate” planning officers demonstrating a commitment to the environment within the local government industry.

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On hand to collect were officers Jared Drummond and Katie Biggs who were stoked at the win.

Shire sustainable planning officer Mr Drummond said the nomination was “wonderful recognition” of the Shire’s work “in the climate action space”.

“For us, sustainability is about acting responsibly to ensure our community can continue to prosper into the future,” he said.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to our awesome community.

“This couldn’t be done without your ongoing support and commitment.”

Shire chief executive Stephanie Addison-Brown said the win was “testament to the hard work and dedication of our Shire officers”.

“It acknowledges the Shire’s commitment to the community to deliver our ambitious Climate Action Plan which is a blueprint for tackling climate change and aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 across the organisation itself and broader community,” she said.

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