The 2016 Premier Awards were announced at a private ceremony held at the Office of the Premier & Cabinet, Parliament Place on Wednesday 2nd of November.

Representing the Rottnest Island ‘Wadjemup Bidi’ project, was Jeff King and Rosalie Small from the Rottnest Foundation, and Holly Knight, Eilidh Graham and Clinton Hull from the Rottnest Island Authority (RIA).

Unfortunately the Wadjemup Bidi project did not take out winning place in the ‘Managing the Environment’ category, and although disappointed, we felt very proud that the project had made it through to the finals, which would not have been possible without the support of all the community groups who collaborate with our Foundation and the RIA to implement and maintain the trail. Namely- Rottnest Society, Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association, Rottnest Nursery Volunteers, Winnit Club and Conservation Volunteers.

Congratulations to the worthy joint winners of the ‘Managing the Environment’ category>

  • ‘City of Bayswater for the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary Nutrient Stripping Wetland Project’; and the
  • ‘Department of Parks & Wildlife- Western Shield Project’.

For information on all winners and finalists of the 7 categories please download the Premier’s Awards 2016 Booklet