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Parks and Wildlife category winner at 2015 Premier’s Awards

Karratha SHS students at work at Miairee Pool
Karratha SHS students at work at Miairee Pool

The Department of Parks and Wildlife, in collaboration with the Department of Education, Rio Tinto and Conservation Volunteers Australia, has won the Managing the Environment category at the 2015 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management.

Premier Colin Barnett presented the award at a ceremony at the Office of Premier and Cabinet last night.

The successful joint nomination ‘Small hands making a big difference: cross-sector collaboration in conservation (Rio Tinto Earth Assist program)’ highlights the unique four‐way partnership between Parks and Wildlife, DoE, Rio Tinto and CVA connecting school students to priority conservation projects and research through the Rio Tinto Earth Assist program.

Parks and Wildlife was also a finalist in the Improving Government award category with ‘Making waves in marine management’, submitted in partnership with the Department of Fisheries. 

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