2009 National Riverprize Finalists Announced

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13 JULY 2009


2009 NATIONAL RIVERPRIZE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED


Four outstanding river management projects have been announced as finalists in the prestigious

International Riverfoundation National Riverprize. Proudly supported by the Australian Federal

Government under its Water for the Future plan, Riverprize is this year worth $200,000.


The four finalists, selected for their outstanding efforts to restore waterways, are: 


Oxley Creek, Queensland – submitted by a community group that has established

outstanding industry partnerships in order to protect the catchment of Oxley Creek from

pollution and degradation; 

Great Ocean Road estuaries, Victoria – submitted by the Corangamite Catchment

Management Authority, which leads an initiative to ensure the protection and sustainable

development of the Great Ocean Road estuaries; 

Potterwalkagee Creek, Victoria – submitted by Mallee Catchment Management Authority

for protecting the environmental values of Potterwalkagee Creek, an anabranch of the

Murray River; and 

Wilson Inlet, Western Australia – submitted by the Catchment Committee for the

collaborative effort to reduce the nutrient input into the inlet. 


National Riverprize Judging Panel Chair, Mrs Leith Boully, says it is a close race, with very little

disparity between scores. 

The winner of the 2009 National Riverprize will be announced at a gala award presentation

dinner on Tuesday 22 September, 2009, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,

during the 12th International Riversymposium (21-24 September, 2009).

International Riverfoundation is a proud partner of the International Riversymposium – a vibrant

four day international event that brings together key players in river management from a wide

range of science, education, governmental, NGO and business backgrounds from around the

world to share and discuss the latest developments in river, lake and wetlands management.




ENDS

Further information and images are available on request. Contact:

Alex Harris

alex@riverfoundation.org.au

M: 0412 635 274 or Tel: 07 3123 7767






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