On November 22nd 2016 the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) awarded Damien Cook the Restoration Excellence Award for ‘The Waterways’ Mordialloc Creek, Victoria.

SERA announced the winners of the inaugural SERA awards for excellence in ecological restoration practice for projects from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The awards were presented at the ERA2016 conference in Hamilton New Zealand.

Damien Cook


This award acknowledges projects that have made a significant, enduring or internationally recognized contribution to the science and/or practice of ecological restoration through achieving high standards of practice at a site or the development of innovative new approaches, methods and/or strategies for involving the public in restoration efforts.


Damien won the award for excellence in Restoration practice for Projects below 50ha: The Waterways – Mordialloc Creek, Victoria. To see other awards go to SERA website at www.seraustralasia.com.