In addition to this national award, the EcoCentre won 2 categories:

• the Dame Phyllis Frost Award for ‘Litter Prevention, Waste Management and Resource Recovery’

• the ‘Young Legends’ Award, for their Youth Wildlife Ambassador, Gio Fitzpatrick (shared with the NSW representative).

This award celebrates the rich collaboration of Port Phillip EcoCentre, its affiliate community groups, Earthcare St Kilda, and Beach Patrol, Port Phillip Baykeeper, City of Port Phillip, local schools, residents, researchers, corporate volunteers, project funders and many others, who have helped to create a sustainable community and catchment inspired by West Beach.