2017 Winners

The Victorian Government and the Premier of Victoria are proud to announce the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Awards winners:

 

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Nightingale Housing – Nightingale 1

The Nightingale model is a new housing development system that enables like-minded architects to develop design-led, multi-residential housing that is environmentally, financially and socially sustainable. more

COMMUNITY

The Nature Conservancy Australia – Shuck Don’t Chuck Recycling Project

A reef restoration project that represents a regenerative approach to the natural environment by rebuilding shellfish reefs with leftover oyster shells collected from local seafood restaurants. more

EDUCATION

CERES – Sustainability and Alternative Pathways

Sustainability leader celebrates 35 years of community-based learning and action that creates environmentally beneficial, socially just, economically satisfying, culturally enriching and spiritually nurturing ways of living together. more

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Friends of the Earth – Coal and Gas Free Victoria

An awareness campaign run across regional Victoria through more than 100 forums alerts communities to the potential threat of ‘fracking’ and addresses the question of unconventional gas drilling. more

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park – Orange-bellied Parrot Breeding for Recovery

A 20-aviary complex for up to 40 breeding birds and 100 offspring opens – results from the first season from 12 pairs was 25 offspring, helping to save this endangered species of birds from extinction. more

GOVERNMENT

Moreland City Council – Addressing Urban Heat in a Warming Climate – Moreland Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan

A 2016 – 2026 plan sets a clear approach for Council and maps out vital projects required for Moreland to transition to a cooler, greener and more resilient and liveable city. more

HEALTH

Western Health – Single Use Metal Instruments Recycling Program

Replicatable program that recycles single-use metal instruments (SUMIs) – an obvious waste of precious metals achieves approximately 500kgs of recycled steel, representing approximately 80% of all SUMIs purchased. more

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

eWater Systems – eWater Systems

‘Water-splitting’ technology used in food production as an alternative to packaged chemicals that kills bacteria without affecting food taste – for companies committed to sustainable, organic processing and food waste reduction. more

LARGE BUSINESS

Exemplar Health (NBH) Partnership – New Bendigo Hospital

The largest regional hospital in Victoria integrates sustainable thinking into all elements of its design, construction and systems to create a healing and therapeutic environment for all users. more

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

Kingfield Galvanizing – Sustainable Hot Dip Galvanizer

A large, sustainable and highly automated galvanizing plant produces significantly low emissions through a fully enclosed facility that re-uses waste, reclaims furnace heat and recycles water. more

PREMIER’S REGIONAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Exemplar Health (NBH) Partnership – New Bendigo Hospital

The largest regional hospital in Victoria integrates sustainable thinking into all elements of its design, construction and systems to create a healing and therapeutic environment for all users. more

PREMIER’S RECOGNITION AWARD

eWater Systems – eWater Systems

‘Water-splitting’ technology used in food production as an alternative to packaged chemicals that kills bacteria without affecting food taste – for companies committed to sustainable, organic processing and food waste reduction. more