Louise Petchell Award Winner - Peter Maganov
LGNSW 2018 Excellence in the Environment Awards ( (C) EventPix)
Peter Maganov - Randwick City Council
Peter has been the Manager, Sustainability and Strategic Waste since the commencement of Randwick City Council's innovative ‘Sustaining our City’ environmental levy program almost 15 years ago.
Peter has led Council's small team integrating sustainability programs and aspirations across Randwick's strategies and plans, with other departments and areas of Council as well as with an extensive range of external community organisations.
Peter's commitment and leadership of Randwick's sustainability initiatives has resulted in a transformation and longevity extending throughout Council's operations, across into the wider community and to the local government sector.
Over the past 2 years, Peter has successfully lead a team who have an impressive array of achievements including:
Completing the sustainability education 'hub' with a purpose built outdoor classroom and 'wild food', native habitat, honey and native bee trails
Coastal walkway upgrades protecting sensitive vegetation while providing access to a million visitors annually at South Maroubra and Malabar
50 kilowatts of solar PV added at two community centres
Stormwater recycling now saving > 400 million litres of potable water per year
Electric bicycles added to fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles for staff use
Biodiversity design and habitat support with 8 local schools and a further 22 food and native garden grants to local schools
Randwick's annual Eco Living Fair providing specialist stalls, presenters and demonstrations.
Randwick's first Biodiversity Strategy
Renewable Energy Master Plan
An updated Energy and Greenhouse Management Plan
A final Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap
A draft Strategic Sustainability Framework.
Peter is able to influence and negotiate on substantial programs, projects and strategies which have strengthened Randwick's sustainability results and reputation across the local government sector.