The awards are presented by the Conservation Council of SA in partnership with Green Adelaide and the Department for Environment and Water.
Nominations are open across five categories:
Nominations are open until 5pm on Friday 9 September, and an awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday 27 September to celebrate the worthy winners.
Visit the website for more information and how to nominate.
The new award forms part of the National Landcare Awards, which is an annual and Australian-wide celebration to honour environmental champions from urban and rural communities excelling in sustainable agricultural practices, environmental protection, conservation of land and waterways, coastlines and biodiversity.
The Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award celebrates an outstanding community group protecting and improving the urban environment through on-ground action or sustainable capacity building.
The award winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a trophy.
The winner will be announced at the National Landcare Awards in March 2022.
Applications closed on 6 December 2021.
Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award criteria:
The winner of the Mayor’s Award went to David Taylor's constructed ‘Fire Path’ on a black canvas, creating a striking contrast between the colours representing the elements (red-fire, yellow-air, blue-water and green-earth), as well as allowing for the work to be interpreted as either night or day.
Green Adelaide was the category sponsor for ‘Excellence in strategic or master planning’.
All state winners go into the national awards.
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec won this award for their strategic planning project at Springwood, Gawler East, which not only addressed stormwater generated by the new development, but helped to rehabilitate a degraded site with challenging topography and sensitive remnant ecosystems.