South Fremantle environmental management expert honoured with Australia Day medallion
Released 25 Jan 2018
South Fremantle environmental management expert Sarah McEvoy was named as a recipient of an Australian Day Achievement Medallion as part of an Australia-wide recognition of the contribution of public servants to the nation.
Australia Day achievement medallion recipients are selected by their employer as part of a national program run by the Australia Day Council.
Ms McEvoy was awarded the medallion at a ceremony at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in Perth for her achievements as a senior environmental manager for the State Government over 24 years in five agencies.
Presenting the medallion Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Director General Mike Rowe acknowledged Ms McEvoy as a leader in her field.
“Ms McEvoy has been an integral part of managing the State’s responses to climate change, waste management, environmental offsets and native vegetation management,” he said.
“Her dedication, commitment and leadership across policy development and legislative reform over the past ten years has resulted in a fundamental change in the way the State’s significant environmental values are managed throughout Western Australia.
“A background in ecology and botany led to Ms McEvoy playing a leading role in the development of policy for the management and regulation of native vegetation clearing within Western Australia.
“She has also played a key role in developing and maintaining strong State-Commonwealth relations, such as negotiating bilateral agreements on environmental assessment and approvals processes.”
The Australia Day achievement medallion is part of a nationally recognised process run by the Australia Day Council in which public sector organisations recognise the outstanding contributions and performance of their staff. For more information go to www.australiaday.org.au.
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