Awards and recognition

We appreciate the army of people caring for and managing Crown reserves, and acknowledge their work and commitment through awards and long-service recognition.

2023 NSW & ACT Community Achievement Awards winners

Congratulations to Broken Hill’s Christine Adams, Tenterfield Shire Council and Tingha Recreation Reserve Land Managers for winning awards for excellence in Crown land management at the 2023 Community Achievement Awards for NSW and the ACT.

Melanie Hawyes pictured with the Community Achievement Awards winners at the 2023 Awards Night

Christine Adams - Individual Excellence in Crown Land Management Award winner

Christine is the engine behind the Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum in Broken Hill. Since 2008, she has served as secretary, treasurer and curator. Under her stewardship, the museum expanded to include the Migrant Museum, Transport Pavilion, and more. She also cultivates a vibrant community spirit through public open days, allowing locals and tourists to appreciate Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum’s rich cultural history. Her outstanding dedication to the Broken Hill community was recognised earlier this year when Christine was inducted into the 2023 Nydia Edes Volunteer Hall of Fame.

Tenterfield Shire Council - Council Crown Land Management Excellence Award winner

Tenterfield Shire Council has transformed its two-hectare Power House Reserve into a dynamic Youth Precint that provides a vast array of recreational, social and cultural activities. After extensive collaboration with the local community, the council constructed a skatepark, mountain bike skills track, yarning circle and accessible pathways, helping create a thriving space for all ages to enjoy.

Tingha Recreation Reserve Managers - Crown Land Management Excellence Award winner

This group of dedicated volunteer retirees have done a phenomenal job of revitalising the reserve by securing over $200,000 in grants for infrastructure upgrades, including a new hall floor, enhanced lighting and security cameras. The extensive improvements support community activities and have fostered a sense of community pride in the town of Tingha.

Previous winners and finalists

2022 winners and  finalists

2021 winners and finalists

2020 winners and finalists

2019 winners and finalists

Earlier years - visit the Awards Australia website for details.

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