Yarra Valley Estate has been announced as a finalist in the Small and Medium Enterprises category for this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their dedication to sustainability across the whole of their conference, wedding and accommodation venue.
Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan congratulated the Yarra Valley Estate team for their creative and influential work towards building a more sustainable environment for all Victorians.
“Delivering these awards each year means we continue to discover the passion and talent Victorians have for protecting their natural environment and thinking creatively about new sustainable practices.
“These awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability, and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. “The more we embed sustainable measures into our day to day lives, the better the outcomes will be, now and into the future,” Mr Krpan said.
Formerly a deer park stripped bare of all its trees and shrubs, the 120 acre Yarra Valley Estate is a conference, wedding and accommodation centre that has been nurtured and rehabilitated into a lush forest with organic vegetable gardens and private wildlife rehabilitation centre, Babbajin Park.
To ensure continual improvement, Yarra Valley Estate has measured its footprint and benchmarked operations locally and globally through EarthCheck, the travel and tourism environmental management and certification program and have seen minimised footprint over time.
Yarra Valley Estate have formalised policies and procedures to offset the business to carbon neutral and also they contribute 11 percent of net revenue to community programs.
Now in their 13th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards continue to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability, and encourage a broader adoption of these practices by all Victorians.
In addition to the category awards, the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews will personally select two winners for the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 29 October at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne.
Tickets are now available for purchase at www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au until Friday 23 October.
Congratulations Yarra Valley Estate from Wildlife Tourism Australia!