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2015 Winner - Small and Medium Enterprises

Yarra Valley Estate

Yarra Valley Estate is a conference, wedding and accommodation centre, located at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in the Yarra Valley. Formerly a deer park stripped bare of all its trees and shrubs, this 120 acre property has been nurtured and rehabilitated so that today it is surrounded by lush forest with organic vegetable gardens and a private wildlife rehabilitation centre, Babbajin Park.

To ensure continual improvement, Yarra Valley Estate has measured its footprint and benchmarked operations locally and globally. Through EarthCheck, the travel and tourism environmental management and certification program the Estate has seen minimised footprint over time.

Yarra Valley Estate have formalised policies and procedures to offset the business to carbon neutral and to remain in line with the purpose that the business perform public good through nurturing people’s wellbeing and helping reconnect them back to nature Yarra Valley Estate contributes 11 per cent of net revenue to community programs.

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