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FACET Award

Members recognised in FACET Awards

The 2014 FACET Awards were presented by the Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi at a tourism industry breakfast held at Matilda Bay on the River.

FACET represents the nature based, cultural and eco-tourism sectors of the tourism industry and the FACET Awards were established to recognise FACET members who demonstrate best practice, commitment and contribution to these sectors.

Three categories were awarded for 2014, the FACET Operator Award, the FACET Student Award and the Pat Barblett Medal, which is nambed after our founder Mrs Pat Barblett, AM.

The winners were:

FACET Operator Award presented to Mandurah Cruises
This award recognises sustainable tourism operators who focus on providing experiences that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.

FACET Student Award presented to Lori-Ann Shibish
This award recognises FACET student members who are working towards FACET's aims and objectives.

Pat Barblett Medal presented to Colin Ingram
This award is open to both FACET members and non-members of FACET.  This award recognises the extraordinary personal and professional achievements and contribution by an individual to the cultural and ecotourism industry in Western Australia.


In addition to the Awards, the recipients receive complimentary attendance to all FACET Forums, Workshops and Annual Tourism Conference during 2015.

FACET would like to thank those members who entered the FACET Awards and acknowledge the judges for reviewing the nominations.

See below for more information on the FACET Award Winners.


Download 2014 Awards Information Pack  2014 FACET Awards.pdf

Current FACET award recipients

FACET Student Award

2014 - Lori-Ann Shibish, Edith Cowan University

Lori-Ann Shibish was awarded the 2014 FACET Student Award.  Lori-Ann is currently studying her Masters of Tourism Management at Edith Cowan University.  Her Master’s research paper focuses on Aboriginal cultural and ecotourism development in national parks.  Lori-Ann’s vision for the cultural and ecotourism industry is to raise its profile to become the preferred type of tourism, creating a paradigm shift away from mass and consumptive tourism. The aim is encourage people to embrace the experience of connecting with nature as well as for sustainable, ecologically and culturally sensitive tourism development and for preservation of our environmental assets and cultural heritage.

Image:  Pat Barblett, AM with Lori-Ann Shibish

FACET Tourism Operator Award

2014 - Mandurah Cruises, Mandurah Cruises & Gift Shop

Mandurah Cruises won the 2014 FACET Operator Award.  This award recognises sustainable tourism operators who focus on providing experiences that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.  Mandurah Cruises are a very worthy recipient of this award.  The business has been in operation for some 30 years, adhering to an extensive environmental policy, and was the first Australian business to obtain EcoPlus Accreditation, which is a further testament to their commitment to fostering environmental and cultural understanding.

Pat Barblett Medal

2014 - Colin Ingram, Department of Parks and Wildlife


The 2014 Pat Barblett Medal was awar
ded to Colin Ingram, immediate past Vice Chair of FACET and Senior Planning Officer with the Department of Parks and Wildlife.  Colin has had a life-long passion for connecting people with parks and is a very deserving recipient of this special award.  The Pat Barblett Medal recognises the extraordinary personal and professional achievements and contribution made by an individual to the tourism industry in Western Australia.  Colin has worked in the tourism and outdoor recreation industry, specialising in nature-based tourism and ecotourism, for over 30 years and has contributed greatly to the nature-based, ecotourism product offering in our National Parks.
Image:  Colin Ingram & Pat Barblett, AM

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