Tasmanian Landcare Award Winners

Put your hands together for the 2021 Tasmanian Landcare Award Winners, those highly commended and ALL the incredible nominees doing great stuff to take care of their patch! 


Image: Congratulations all. © Jenn Gason 

Landcare Tasmania hosted its 2021 biennial Community Landcare Conference in Launceston which included two prestigious award ceremonies.

The Landcare community got together and celebrated the award winners for their contributions, in many forms, to community Landcare.

Awards were presented on both the Friday afternoon at a Mayoral Civic Reception at Launceston Town Hall, and on the Saturday evening for the 2021 State and Territory Landcare Awards held at Tailrace Centre, Launceston.


The Friday Reception 

Image: © Nick Hanson 

We hosted a Mayoral Reception, at Launceston Town Hall addressed by Mayor van Zetten and Minister Guy Barnett. 

Image: (L-R) Landcare Tasmania Board Chair Jonathan Lord, Minister Guy Barnett, Award Winner Todd Dudley, Mayor of Launceston Albert Van Zetten, and Landcare Tasmania a/CEO Peter Stronach © Nick Hanson 

The Tasmanian Premier’s Landcare award which recognises innovation, inspiration or community building in Landcare was presented to Todd Dudley of the North East Bioregional Network.

Landcare Tasmania’s acting CEO Peter Stronach said “The civic reception recognised a number of key members of the Landcare community for their significant contributions to the Landcare movement.”

Mr Stronach said “Todd Dudley’s leadership on large scale ecosystem restoration is a shining example for future projects across the state and beyond“

Images: © Nick Hanson 

Landcare Tasmania's Roll of Honour

  • Don Thompson – Landcare Tasmania
  • Heather Scandrett – Albion Heights
  • Nigel Richardson – Taroona Environment Network
  • Richard Clauson – Castle Forbes Bay Coastcare
  • Andrew Nichols – Redbank Farm
  • Gillian Zacks – Notley Hills Landcare
  • Gordon McCutchan – West Tamar Landcare
  • Gwen Grosvenor – West Tamar Landcare
  • Ian Mitchelson – Quamby Bend Landcare
  • Jim Lyall – West Tamar Landcare
  • Jo Lyall – West Tamar Landcare
  • Peter Lawrence – Wynyard Landcare
  • Richard Sands – Mount Roland Rivercare Inc.
  • Sue Jennings – Circular Head Landcare

Honorary Life Memberships 

  • Vicki Campbell - Landcare Tasmania 
  • Helen Geard - Midlands Tree Committee 

Image: Vicki Campbell Awarded an Honorary Life Membership with Landcare Tasmania board chair Jonathan Lord and a/CEO Peter Stronach © Nick Hanson 

The Saturday Night

Image: The Dinner Commences. © Kat Traill 

This ceremony was a fantastic evening at the Tailrace centre.  Guests dined on a beautiful dinner and drinks provided by many in-kind supporters, and celebrated with warmth and comradery the amazing achievements of Landcarers statewide. 

This event was supported by Landcare Australia. Their CEO, Dr Shane Norrish said “It is an honour to be able to recognise the great work being carried out by our Landcare champions in Tasmania,”  He added: “Landcarers across Australia deserve to be acknowledged and we’re looking forward to seeing the State and Territory winners represent their community at the National Awards next year.”

Landcare Tasmania acting CEO, Peter Stronach, said “We had the most Tasmanian nominations for these awards in its 25 year history, showing that Landcare is going from strength strength”

2021 Tasmanian State Landcare Awards, Honorary Mentions, and nominees:

Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award – Mark Reburn, Woolworths

Woolworths Junior Landcare winner - Wynyard High School, Dylan Butt, Woolworths rep Mark Reburn ©Nick Hanson

  • Wynyard High School – winner
    • Austins Ferry Primary School - nominee
    • Exeter Child Care Centre - nominee
    • Howrah Primary School - nominee

Australian Government Landcare Farming Award

Australian Government Landcare Farming Award Tim Reed, Landcare Tas Members Council Chair Theresa Chapman © Nick Hanson

  • Tim Reed - Wenlock Enterprises – winner
    • Honorary Mention - Leap Farm
    • Honorary Mention - Red Cow Organics
      • Kerry Bridle - Conservation Manager Beaufront Farm - nominee
      • Glenore Farm - nominee

Steadfast Young Landcare Leadership Award

  • Yanti Winoto-Lewin - Co-founder and community organiser - Friends of Franklin Forest– winner
    • Honorary Mention - UTAS Landcare Society

Coastcare Award

  • Friends of Bass Strait Islands, Wildcare – winner
    • Honorary Mention - Sea sPurge Remote Area TeamS (SPRATS)
      • George Town Coastal Community Management Group - nominee
      • Friends of Randals Bay - nominee
      • Kingston Beach Coastcare Group - nominee

Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award

  • Derwent Estuary Program – winner
    • NRM North - nominee

Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award

Photo: Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award winnerr Todd Dudley, Landcare Tas Acting CEO Peter Stronach ©Nick Hanson 

  • Todd Dudley - North East Bioregional Network – winner
    • Dr. Vishnu Prahalad – Honorary Mention
    • KarenZiegler - Friends of Bass Strait Islands Wildcare group (FOBSI) - Honorary Mention
      • Adam Holmstrom - Glebe Hill Bushland Reserve Landcare Convener - nominee
      • Rosemary Collins - Glenore Farm - nominee
      • Anna Wind - NRM Engagement Officer - nominee
      • Bill Harvey - nominee

ACM Landcare Community Group Award

  • Seymour Community Action Group Inc - winner
    • Mt Roland Rivercare Inc. – Honorary Mention
    • Penguin Rehab and Release – Honorary Mention
    • West Tamar Landcare Group Inc – Honorary Mention

KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award

Photo: KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award winner Rosny Mob, accepted by Heidi Berry, Landcare Tas Members Council Chair Theresa Chapman © Nick Hanson

  • Rosny Mob - Rosny College indigenous students - Winner
    • Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation - nominee
    • Harold Riley - nominee




Images by the talented Nick Hanson of Nick H Visuals. 

This incredible evening was hosted by Young Dawkins and held at the Tailrace Centre, Launceston, supported generously by Landcare Australia and the Australian Government National Landcare Program.