ME_RIA_WALK TRAIL_Photo3The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) Wadjemup Bidi Project is a finalist in the running to win a Premier’s Award under the ‘Managing the Environment’ category this year.

All affiliated volunteer groups; the Rottnest Foundation, the Rottnest Society, Winnit Club, Conservation Volunteers, Rottnest Nursery Volunteers and the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association submitted letters of support towards the original application.

Nominations were shortlisted and Jeff King the Rottnest Foundation Chairman was one of the presenters along with two RIA representatives who made a formal presentation about the project to a panel of judges. Jeff King spoke on behalf of all  community groups who collaboratively manage the project in partnership with the RIA.

As a category finalist, the RIA will be invited to attend the 2016 Premier’s Awards Ceremony on the 2nd of November 2016; where the finalists, winners of each category and overall winner will be announced and presented their awards.

The Premier released a media statement on the 5th of September 2016 regarding the high standard of public sector awards entries this year.

Fingers crossed everyone and good luck to the RIA!

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