Nominations for the Crown Land Awards in Australia are now open, as Lands and Water Minister Kevin Anderson announced.
People and volunteers who help manage reserves that support communities with spaces such as caravan parks, green open spaces, sporting venues, public halls, and showgrounds, according to a news release.
“Crown land managers do a remarkable job ensuring local reserves and facilities are maintained in top condition for the whole community to enjoy for generations to come,” Anderson said.
“Many are volunteers or organizations that devote their time with amazing efforts, local knowledge, and countless hours to ensure Crown land reserves best serve their community, so let’s recognize them with award nominations.”
The NSW Government is sponsoring three categories in the 2022 Community Achievement Awards for Regional NSW and the ACT:
- Individual Excellence in Crown Land Management Award for volunteers who are members of an organization or committee that manages a Crown reserve.
- Crown Land Management Excellence Award for organizations involved in an NSW Crown reserve’s care, control, or management.
- Council Crown Land Management Excellence Award is open to the 128 councils that have a significant role in managing Crown reserves.
There are 34,000 Crown reserves in NSW, with more than 6,500 managed by councils. The reserves cover about 3.1 million hectares and are essential parts of the economic, environmental, cultural, and social fabric of NSW.