The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s rescheduled Cassowary Awards will be held at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park on Saturday 10 March 2018.
The Awards were postponed last year following the announcement of the November 25 Queensland state election.
Wet Tropics Management Authority executive director, Scott Buchanan, said the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the community’s outstanding contributions to conservation and preservation of the Wet Tropics.
“This year’s field of nominees represents a range of dedicated individuals and organisations who have shown remarkable passion and ingenuity through their work in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area,” he said.
“We’re excited to welcome all nominees and provide them with the recognition they deserve.”
Mr Buchanan thanked the Awards’ host and gold sponsor, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, for its continued support.
“A big focus of our work is engaging with Rainforest Aboriginal people, so to host our headline event at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park this year is an excellent opportunity to show our appreciation of the cultural heritage of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
“This year’s awards have received fantastic support across the board; we thank each all of our valued sponsors, and we look forward to sharing this event with them.”
Fifty-one nominations were received across the eight Cassowary Awards categories.