Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence

This award is presented to the most outstanding nomination from across all 2016 award categories. The recipient of the Premier's Award is chosen for exemplary leadership, vision and innovation, demonstrating a particular determination in overcoming obstacles to deliver outstanding benefits to the environment and economy.

Meet your winner

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre

Winner: Bower

The Bower is a leading non-profit reuse and repair centre that has relationships with local councils to provide a collection and re-homing service for furniture, household goods, building materials and bicycles. Through agreements with other community groups - such as Mums4Refugees, Newtown Asylum Seeker Centre and Pyrmont Community Cares - Bower provides furniture and household goods to asylum seekers and inner-city residents struggling to furnish their homes.

Judges' comment: 'There should be a Bower in every community.'

Page last updated: 07 February 2017