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Merit Certificate Recipients

L-R Melanie Irons, Rene Hidding, Minister for Police & Emergency Management, Andrew Lea Director of SES, Darren Hine, Commissioner of Police and Simon Hiscock with their merit certificates.

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Overall State winners of the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards

L_R Minister Rene Hidding with Garry Arnold, General Manager, Kingborough Council, Peter Middleton, Tasmania Fire Service and Ian Holloway, Emergency Management Coordinator, Kingborough Council

Overall State winners of the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards Overall State winners of the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards

2014 Resilient Australia Awards Tasmania

Presentation area for the awards

2014 Resilient Australia Awards Tasmania 2014 Resilient Australia Awards Tasmania

(Click through the gallery above to see the recipients)

On the 26th September 2014, the award ceremony for the Tasmanian winners of the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards was held in Hobart.

The Awards were judged by an independent panel of senior representatives from the State Emergency Service, Tasmania Fire Service, the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Local Government Association of Tasmania and the not-for-profit sector.

There are seven award categories broadly based on the nature of organisation applying:

  • National (which includes projects which are of national significance or cross-jurisdictional);
  • State and Territory;
  • Local Government;
  • Not-for-Profit sector;
  • Private sector;
  • Education and training; and
  • Photographic (introduced for the first time in 2014)

In the State Government Category, the winner is the Tasmania Fire Service’s ‘Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods Tasmania’ project.

In the Local Government Category, the winner is Kingborough Council’s ‘Community Resilience’ project.

In the Not-for-Profit Sector Category the winner is the Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House ‘Re-vegetation and Garden Restoration Project’.

In the Private Sector Category, the winner is Pitt and Sherry’s ‘Climate Asyst’.

Overall State winner of the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards 

This year there were joint winners of the overall State award:

  • Tasmania Fire Service ‘Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods’
  • Kingborough Council ‘Community Resilience’

This is a fantastic achievement for both organisations.

Merit Certificates

In recognition of the excellent standard of entries received this year, a number of Merit certificates were also awarded. The following recipients received certificates:

  • Melanie Irons - nominee in the Not-for-profit Category for her project ‘Tassie Fires We can Help Website’
  • The Department of Premier and Cabinet Communications and Marketing Unit - nominee in the State and Territory Government Category for the project ‘TasALERT’ (the whole-of-government emergency website)
  • The State Emergency Service – joint nominee with the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the State and Territory Government Category for the project ‘Interoperability Arrangements for the Sharing of Skilled Resources in Tasmania During an Emergency’
  • The Department of Police and Emergency Management Media and Communications Services - nominee in the State and Territory Government Category for their project ‘Tasmania Police Facebook’