Victorian Regional Achievement & Community Awards

"I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to all concerned with the entire Presentation on Friday of the Awards my guests were suitable impressed .

The night went beautifully so well organised the venue, food, entertainment and the prompt attention shown by all waiters & waitresses to us was no doubt perfect.

I have grown as an individual due to this whole encounter even though I didn’t take home the big one the whole experience was amazing & I consider myself a winner for having the opportunity to share this night with all other nominees."

Pauline Walters

2016 MOA Benchmarking Community Service in Aged Care Award Finalist


“Since winning the 2015 Victorian regional awards I have continued to strive and achieve my goals. This award not only meant a lot to me but a lot to my family and friends. They have all been through my struggles and my successes and I can't thank them enough. I'm proud to say I'm from regional Victoria and I think the awards sponsored by The Weekly Times and Prime 7 have honestly given so many achievers hope and pride in themselves and has given me something extra to be proud of. I guess at the end of the day the award means a great deal to the community, as it's great to see not only myself but all those other members of the community be awarded for their hard work, and I'm honoured to be able to represent my home town. Good luck to all the other nominated achievers and all the best to the winners of the 2016 Victorian regional achievers and community awards.”

Jessi McEwan
Greater City of Geelong
2015 Federation Training Gippsland Regional Achiever Award Winner

“Winning the Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award at the Regional Achievement & Community Awards has helped to validate the hard work that not only our team but so many of the Geelong community have put it in along the Greenway. The award has recognised the worth of the project and that the Greenway is indeed an important and valuable project for the future of Geelong. It provided a nice little boost to the team’s spirits, encouraging us all to keep working hard to achieve our goals for the Greenway. We also had a thoroughly enjoyable night out at the awards.”

Alan Dawson
Maintenance Officer, Tree Management Unit
2015 Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award Winner

“AME Systems was extremely honoured to be selected from a strong field of finalists to be the winner of the prestigious 2015 Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award, announced last October. AME Systems is a proud Australian company, privately owned and regionally based which has survived the test of time. The Award is testament to our longevity in the manufacturing industry over a long period and has taken pride of place within the business.
The Awards are extremely important to regional Victoria and it is vital that companies, like ourselves, who are now globally focussed participate in such events which allows us the opportunity to showcase our business, people, products, services and diversity in an increasing competitive environment. Our Board, Management and 250+ Staff are very proud to have won the Award and have embraced it with gusto to promote excellence in our business to our current and new customers that pleasingly are increasing across the electrical harness making spectrum. We have very much enjoyed the journey of putting forward our submission which has helped us understand better what we have done well as a business, within the community, and what we need to do into the future to be sustainable.”

Nick Carthew
Managing Director
2015 Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award Winner

“As winners of the Community Group of the Year in the Victorian Regional Achievement Awards we were thrilled and honoured to even be nominated let alone take out the award. Since winning the award I have been fortunate enough to visit all the schools involved in our One and All Inclusion Project to share the pride our entire community feels for supporting ‘inclusion’ for all. The prize money we were lucky enough to win through the award will help to expand One & All and continue to offer community inclusion events to our wider community into the future. Achieving this award is a credit to all who have been involved with One & All through our seven-year journey. Thank you to the award sponsors for supporting such a fabulous community-minded initiative.”

Sharnee McCoy
One & All Project
2015 Prime Super Community Group of the Year Award Winner

“Health is complex and at Ballarat Community Health we seek to provide relevant and timely services to the community to enhance their health and wellbeing. Working with a range of age groups we seek to deliver innovative treatment options and vital services to improve the physical and mental health of our clients. It is really pleasing to be recognised for the work we are doing in the aged care sector through the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award. The award reinforces our passion for aged care and our commitment to provide services that are specifically developed to meet the needs and interests of the elderly. We aspire to address some of the reasons why some people who are elderly aren’t able to get active or maintain good health, such as time, cost and inflexible opportunities for physical activity.”

Robyn Reeves
CEO, Ballarat Community Health
2015 Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award Winner

“I was initially surprised to be informed that I had made it as a finalist in the Regional Achievement and Community Awards so you can imagine my delight to travel to Melbourne and be announced as the winner in the category of Community Service in Aged Care. At the time I did not realise the publicity that I personally and my organisation would receive, the awards night celebrations were followed by many weeks of exposure in the local press and a quite intensive TV and Radio promotion of my win over many subsequent weeks. Money is not everything in our world but it has to be said that the $2,000 prize money came in very handy and was put to great use in the purchase of an i-Mac Computer for the exclusive use of the Residents in our Home, I give great emphasis in my Role in Aged Care in helping to connect or reconnect Elders living in Residence back to the community of which they belong, this award has helped raise my profile in my community which in turn has bought about some excellent new connections which will be of great benefit to those that we care for here at Lyndoch Living. It also has to be said that the Awards Night Ceremony in its self was so well organised and catered for every element of it was of a high quality, and a fantastic opportunity to see and meet so many wonderful people, who themselves through living in remote rural communities do not often get the kind of recognition that these awards offer.”

Stephen Grigson
Lyndoch Living
2015 MOA Benchmarking Community Service in Aged Care Award Winner