2013 Winner: Sustainable Agriculture Award

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Rural Environmental Support Program

Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Rural Environmental Support Program has achieved remarkable results towards improving the rural landscape and waterways through a synchronised package of programs and journey of learning. The largely rural-agricultural region includes the headwaters of four major river systems. A small population of only 38,300 residents has called for the smart use of limited resources and genuine grassroots collaboration across Council, landowners, land care groups, schools and government agencies resulting in an empowered pro-active community and on-ground results.