Deane Belfield was nominated and was a Finalist in 4 categories:
- Outstanding Achievement in Improved Water Management on Farm
- Excellence in Development of a Carbon Farming Plan
- Outstanding Performance in Carbon Trading Innovation
- Outstanding Performance in Leadership
Mt Alexander Shire Council was a Finalist and awarded a High Commendation for Best Achievement by a Regional Council to Encourage Carbon Farming/Emissions Reduction or related low emissions industries.
Deane Belfield received the Award for Outstanding Performance in Leadership.