Tuart Hill environmental scientist wins Australia Day Council award

Kerry Laszig with Environment Minister Stephen Dawson.
Kerry Laszig with Environment Minister Stephen Dawson.

A TUART Hill environmental scientist has won a national Australia Day Council award.

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation environmental science director Kerry Laszig has been awarded an Australia Day Achievement Medallion.

The award recognises outstanding public servants, with recipients nominated by their employer as part of the national program.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said Ms Laszig had made significant contribution to the science, regulation, issues, policies and strategies for contaminated sites.

“She led the development of the State’s contaminated sites legislation and the establishment of the statutory function of contaminated science classifications in Western Australia,” he said.

“Ms Laszig has influenced national thinking on the responses to contaminants in fire-fighting foams, focusing on a practical approach that manages risks to human health and the environment, including contributing to the development of a national environmental management plan.”