Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards
2021 Tasmanian Community Achievement Award Winners
Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award
Healthy George Town - George Town Council is a community-wide health and wellbeing initiative that is mobilising the community to improve their wellbeing. Healthy George Town partners with community organisations, local providers, and health professional to deliver a broad suite of activities and sessions, events, initiatives and developments. The free programs are attended by participants aged 7 to 82. Healthy George Town delivered 92 sessions between October 2019 and March 2020.
Heather & Christopher Chong Outstanding Achiever Award
Aimen Jafri of Geilston Bay is part of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, Pakistani Cultural Society of Tasmania, and Shia Association of Ahl-e-Bayt Tasmania. In December 2020, she organised a Women’s Gala attended by women from all walks of life who showcased their businesses. Aimen has also organised International Women’s Day to bring together and help network women from migrant and culturally diverse and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Prime Super Business Innovation Award
Blueline Laundry provides employment for people with disability and from disadvantaged backgrounds whilst providing services to the healthcare, aged care, hospitality, tourism and manufacturing industries. During the Covid-19 lockdown, their innovative response was two-fold: they fought to be recognised and treated as an “Essential Service”, and they escalated their safety systems, processes and care to protect their staff at work and home.
EPA Sustainability Award
University of Tasmania has delivered significant changes to bring together procurement, re-use, recycling and composting. They introduced a Waste Minimisation Action Plan, targeting a 25% reduction of landfilled waste by 2025. They have delivered new buildings with in-built ‘deconstructibility’ in mind. They run a Re-Use Program, which lists unwanted furniture suitable for re-use. They encourage students to participate through the Sustainability Integration Program for Students.
Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award
Luke and Tammy Tuxworth of Smithton started share farming in 2018. Tammy is a Dairy Farmer Ambassador who promotes the industry in different ways, like going into local primary schools and discussing the importance of dairy. They donate two beef calves to Smithton Primary School each year. The calves are reared at the school and sold off, with 100% of the money going back into the school.
MAIB Disability Achievement Award
Nicole McKillop of Margate works as a Residential Support Worker at Hobart City Mission. She has worked at Association for Children with a Disability, to pilot a leadership/mentoring program working with and alongside young people with a disability. She has done advisory paid work with Women with a Disability Australia and has volunteered with Riding Develops Ability. Nicole has a Certificate III in Individual Support.
Tasprint Community Group of the Year Award
Students Against Racism Tasmania is a group established by refugees to build understanding in their school community by sharing their personal stories about having to leave their homelands, the refugee journey and the challenges and achievements of settling in Tasmania. Since 2008, they have trained over 450 young people from multicultural backgrounds to deliver presentations, workshops, theatre performances, speeches and activities to reduce racism.