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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Queensland’s sustainable future is in good hands

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Queensland’s sustainable future is in good hands

    Nearly 120 nominations have been received for the 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards in a strong sign that Queenslanders are embracing sustainability not just in business, but as an everyday, essential way of life.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was pleased the awards program continued to grow in stature and had added a new Young Achievers category this year.

    “The awards highlight the importance of embracing change in the way we do business and go about our lives to reduce impact on the Queensland environment,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “The opportunity to recognise young Queenslanders like Teys Australia’s Jacob Welch who has been involved in the design, construction and commissioning of a state of the art $12 million dollar wastewater system and renewable energy project at Beenleigh is long overdue. 

    “If we are to continue to enjoy our Queensland way of life, resource recovery and use of ‘greener’ energy and water saving, technologies need to be adopted to enable us to move toward a more sustainable future. 

    “Other entrants this year proving business efficiency can benefit the environment and the bottom line include organisations as diverse as Lend Lease, IKEA, Unity Water, National Polystyrene Systems and Biloela Cotton Growers.  

    “My government is committed to helping Queenslanders develop technologies that reduce environmental impact, foster new business and jobs, and bring economic benefit to the community.” 

    Judging of the 120 nominations across 10 categories has commenced. 

    Winners and finalists will be announced on Thursday 5 November 2015 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

    The 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards are proudly sponsored by AgForce Queensland and the Grazing BMP Partnership, Carlton & United Breweries, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, CitySmart, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Expanded Polystyrene Australia and the Insulated Panel Council of Australia, Glencore, Queensland Heritage Council, Queensland Water and Land Carers, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

    Further information and tickets to the awards presentation dinner are available from