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22 March 2018

Today, the Minister for  Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio and the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews announced entries are now officially open for the 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.  Time to start reflecting on your sustainability achievements from 2017 and how you can share your sustainability story and outcomes with the wider community. Peruse the categories for 2018 and decide which categories are the best ones for you to enter.  Now entering its 16th year, the awards are proud of its rich history and ability to share Victorian sustainability stories across the state.

If you are a sustainable government organisation, business, community group or individual who is working on a project or initiative, why not enter in 2018? Register below to receive updates and be alerted on important dates.

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CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards, now in its 16th year, recognise and celebrate Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future. The awards continue to grow and reflect the action that is happening across industry, business and community from regional to metropolitan Victoria.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards offers 10 award categories to enter in 2018.

The 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Awards will be held on Thursday 11 October 2018 in Melbourne.

Sustainability Victoria, the Victorian Government and the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews are proud to recognise and reward Victorians who are leading the way in sustainable innovation and practices across all sectors within Victoria.

PREMIER’S RECOGNITION AWARDS

In addition to the award categories, finalists are eligible to be selected for the 2 overall awards, the Premier’s Recognition Awards, as chosen by the Hon Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria.

Premier’s Recognition Award

This award is made to one of the winners of the award categories which, in the Premier’s opinion, showcases exemplary innovation in sustainability, and has shown particular leadership and determination in overcoming obstacles. In 2017, eWater Systems took out this award.

Premier’s Regional Recognition Award

This award is made to one of the regional finalists of the award categories which, in the Premier’s opinion, has demonstrated notable sustainability benefits for regional Victoria. In 2017, the Exemplar Health Partnership – New Bendigo Hospital took out this award.


THE PREMIER’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

SUSTAINING VICTORIA’S HISTORY

In 2018, the tradition of creating the Premier’s Sustainability Award from recycled materials has been kept with the main elements being sourced from two iconic pieces of Melbourne’s transport heritage.

Reclaimed Victorian Ash from the doors of a W-Class tram features as the award’s upright fronds. The salvaged timber has been used over time as a source of parts. One of Melbourne’s most important waterfront locations, and a key player for Australia in the first and second World Wars, has also become a part of the award. The timber base was saved from the restoration of the Princes Pier in Port Melbourne. To complete the fully recycled award, the award plaques are made from salvaged brass off cuts and is housed in a recycled paperboard case.


AWARD CEREMONY

Winners are announced at the awards ceremony in late October. Watch this video for highlights on a previous awards ceremony:

Past Winners