Living Sustainably Awards



Aimed at recognising outstanding contributions or achievements which enhance environmental, economic and social sustainability, the awards are now in their eleventh year.

There are five award categories: Individuals, Businesses, Education, Community and Our Backyard.

Clarence Valley Council’s Waste and Sustainability Coordinator Ken Wilson said Council wanted to reward people or groups leading the way in the field of sustainability.

“Many individuals and organisations are quietly making significant contributions to a more sustainable Clarence Valley,” he said.

“We’re keen to recognise these achievements and inspire others with the Living Sustainably Awards, and welcome nominations from across the community in all categories.

“This may include reducing water and energy consumption, innovation, promoting sustainable recreation, employment initiatives, acknowledging the significance of local Aboriginal culture and values, and communicating the message of sustainability.”

The Living Sustainably Awards will be celebrated every two years with the next award season being 2024.

Clarence Valley Living Sustainably Awards winners 2011-2022


Community Group





Education Institute




Clarence Valley Conservation in Action (CIA)

Sullivan Nicollaides Pathology

Jim Knight

Wooli Public School





Iluka Landcare/Dunecare

Nattai Investments

Jeff Keyes


Dundurrabin Public School



Clarence Environment Centre

Yamba Golf & Country Club

George Oxenbridge


Wooli Public School




Clarence Valley Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service (WIRES)

Jamie Kennealley

Riverside Recycling

Dr Tony Courtice

Dundurrabin Public School





Lower Clarence Community Gardens


Plantation Organic Bakery

Di Luxton

Dundurrabin Public School




I Scream

Sharon Lehman


McAuley Catholic College

 2017 Yamba Landcare  Irons and Craig

John and Pat


Dundarrabin Public School

Year Community Group Business Individual Education Institute Our Backyard



Mend and Make Do Crew

J.Notaras & Sons

Bob Kershaw

Dundurrabin Public School


Stan and Magda Mussared





Warm Touch 2460

Harwood Sugar

Dennis Milne


Dundurrabin Public School

The Massina Family 





Aileen Ronnqvist


Grafton Public School


Francine and Lindsay Nash

 2021  Mend and Make Do Crew Sanctus Brewing Co.  Wayne Stevens  Grafton Public School   

Juli Grant and Denise Molloy

 2022  Jagera Troy Billin    Barbara Linley and Michelle Phillip Jacaranda Preschool   Bob Kershaw  


In 2022 we introduced a new category as a one off, the outstanding sustainability initiatives and leadership award, which was rewarded to now retired coordinator waste & sustainability Ken Wilson, for his dedication over his career.