2018 Winners

The Victorian Government and the Premier of Victoria are proud to announce the 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Awards winners.

 

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP, Aurecon, Level Crossing Removal Authority, Metro Trains Melbourne
– Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

The Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project will ease traffic congestion while also providing 22.5 hectares of greenfields linear parkland to local communities. more

COMMUNITY

Kelly Mrocki – The Girl Who Saved the Frogs Incursion

Kelly Mrocki runs an incursion for Early Childhood Education Services, reading from her books and providing hands-on sustainability experiences for our youngest citizens. more

EDUCATION

Beeac Primary School – Brolga Pathways

Students from Beeac Primary School worked with environmental artist Peter Day to develop an art project that educates the community about the brolga – a local threatened species. more

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

GWMWater (Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation) – Memorandum of Understanding with Dja Dja Wurrung – South West Loddon Pipeline

A Memorandum of Understanding between GWMWater and Dja Dja Wurrung clans proves that respect for country and major infrastructure development can work hand in hand. more

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Zoos Victoria, Phillip Island Nature Parks – When Balloons Fly

A campaign known as When Balloons Fly encourages people to use bubbles instead of balloons at outdoor events, reducing plastic pollution and saving marine life. more

GOVERNMENT

City of Melbourne, City of Moreland, City of Port Phillip, City of Yarra – Melbourne Renewable Energy Project

This project marks the first time in Australia that a group of local governments, cultural institutions, universities and corporations have collectively purchased renewable energy. more

HEALTH

Beaconsfield Dental – Beaconsfield Dental Health

A dental practice leading the way in sustainability through features including solar panels, water tanks, energy efficient fittings, product recycling program and an electric car charger. more

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

Yume Food – Build a Marketplace Exclusively for Surplus Food to Reduce Food Waste

Yume is an online marketplace for quality surplus food products that connects suppliers with buyers. Ensuring that all good food is enjoyed is better for consumers’ and the planet. more

LARGE BUSINESS

IKEA Richmond – IKEA Richmond Refurbishment Project

A major refurbishment of the IKEA Richmond outlet used key sustainability and energy saving principles, and is now used to teach the value of sustainability to customers and staff. more

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

Yume Food – Build a Marketplace Exclusively for Surplus Food to Reduce Food Waste

Yume Food is an online marketplace for quality surplus food that connects suppliers with buyers to help mitigate the 9.5 million tonnes of food that annually goes to landfill. more

PREMIER’S REGIONAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Gannawarra Shire Council – Gannawarra Large Scale Solar

The Shire has developed a direction for its economy, based on sustainability themes of nature-based tourism, renewable energy and innovative agriculture – a feature is Victoria’s first large-scale solar farm and battery storage facility. more

PREMIER’S RECOGNITION AWARD

Yume Food – Build a Marketplace Exclusively for Surplus Food to Reduce Food Waste

Yume Food is an online marketplace for quality surplus food that connects suppliers with buyers to help mitigate the 9.5 million tonnes of food that annually goes to landfill. more