Recently 58 public officers from three state government agencies have been congratulated for their outstanding efforts in environmental management.
Environment minister Albert Jacob said the government was well placed to continue significant work in managing the state’s natural environment with the leadership show by the department of parks and wildlife, department of environment regulation and the office of the environmental protection authority.
Robert Brazell, the manager of the bait manufacture facility in the Wellington District and South West Region, was named the recipient of the Western Shield award.
The award recognises staff who show a long-term commitment to fauna and wildlife conservation.
Three South West locals were also recognised for their efforts in fire management.
Bunbury’s Peter Gibson and Collie’s Trevor Dye were presented excellence awards while Bunbury’s Bradley Bourke received an outstanding contribution award.
The department of parks and wildlife are responsible for managing fire in forests, parks, reserves and other lands managed by the department.
Fire management includes prescribed burning as well as bushfire detection and response activities.
The fire management reward and recognition program acknowledges those staff members who consistently demonstrate excellence, leadership and dedication in their fire management roles and other core activities.
In 2016, more than 24 nominations were received. A selection panel assessed each nominee against criteria such as leadership, integrity, work ethic, sound judgement, collaboration, mateship, innovation and technical skills as well as other attributes.
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