Mossman business wins Premier’s sustainability award

21 Jun 2013 4:33 PMJann Stuckey

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Tropical North Queensland business has been recognised as a leader in sustainability, winning the Small Business category at the 2013 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey tonight presented the award to Mossman’s Daintree Discovery Centre.

“It’s with great pleasure that I announce Daintree Discovery Centre as the winner,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The centre has demonstrated it is a high achiever and a leader in adopting sustainability practices that reduce its environmental impact and strengthen its commercial viability.

“It sets high standards and receives $2,500 to support sustainable initiatives. Everyone involved in the centre is to be commended for their efforts.”

The 2013 Premier’s Sustainability Awards give recognition to those who make an outstanding contribution to promoting and advancing sustainability in Queensland.

The Small Business category showcases initiatives that have helped set higher standards in business efficiency, competitiveness and environmental performance.

Ms Stuckey in May launched the Queensland Small Business Strategy and Action Plan 2013-2015.

“The Strategy and Action Plan and tonight’s awards are two examples that highlight how important the small business sector is to the Newman Government,” she said.

“We want Queensland’s 412,000 small businesses to be profitable, innovative and resilient enterprises.

“We also want them to be competitive, create jobs and contribute to building a robust and diverse economy.

“Small businesses underpin the State’s four pillar economy and the Newman Government is getting out of their way so they can seize their opportunities.

“To show our commitment, we’re holding the inaugural Queensland Small Business Week from 24 – 31 July.

“It will be a celebration of the sector’s importance through a week of events and activities.

“We have already made substantial progress in getting small businesses back on track by delivering on commitments to lower payroll tax, reduce red tape, and reform the skills and training system.

“Our Strategy and Action Plan will build on these achievements and support the Newman Government in its goal of a four per cent unemployment rate by 2018.”

To find out more about the Strategy and Action Plan, visit http://www.business.qld.gov.au/

 [ENDS] 14 June 2013