Finalists

The Victorian Government and the Premier of Victoria are proud to announce the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards finalists.

 

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

38 Westbury Street – Green Roof in the City

A motivated and talented group of residents transform their apartment building roof top into a stunning green upstairs backyard – bringing functionality, sustainability, nature and community together – improving quality of lives. more

Energy Action – 747 Collins Street – Breaking the 6 Star NABERS Barrier

Multi-purpose city development aspires to 6.0 star NABERS energy rating by reviewing and improving performance, and installing a new rooftop 100 kW solar PV system. more

Monash University – Passive House Pioneers

Passive House design principles turn a dilapidated, contaminated asbestos-clad warehouse into an energy efficient, vibrant and comfortable open office space, close to achieving net zero carbon. more

COMMUNITY

Australian Youth Climate Coalition – Switched on Schools Victoria

Building a generation-wide movement by empowering tens of thousands of high school students to engage with climate change and take meaningful action in their communities. more

Bendigo Sustainability Group – Bendigo Sustainability Group

An active and well connected organisation, building a diverse group of stakeholders that empowers their community to drive sustainability. more

Kids In Nature Network – Nature Play Week

A grassroots volunteer program, Nature Play Week gets kids away from TVs, computers and smartphones and playing outside through more than 170 Australian nature experiences. more

EDUCATION

CERES Community Environment Park – CERES Education and Training: Teaching all Generations for Future Generations

CERES celebrates 34 years of community education through their work with children, adults, groups, asylum seekers, new migrants, people with a disability and youth at risk. more

Master Builders Association of Victoria – Master Builders Green Card: Environmental Site Induction

The industry-leading Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Green Card environmental induction program trains building and construction workers in environmental site management procedures. more

Winters Flat Primary School – Students leading change: Winters Flat PS Sustainability Program

A regional state primary school harnesses the power of community, their student voice and environmental respect to drive inspiring Students Leading Change Sustainability Program. more

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

AMES Australia and Parks Victoria – Werribee Park Community Garden

AMES Australia, one of Australia’s largest migrant and refugee settlement organisations, partners with Parks Victoria to support dislocated refugees, developing a productive, commercial multi-cultural community garden. more

Environment Victoria – Future Powered Families

A peer-to-peer education program reaches thousands of low income households, helping them to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and the cost of their bills. more

Voices of the Valley – Community Support Following the Hazelwood Mine Fire

Voices of the Valley was formed in response to the impacts of the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire. As advocates, they have achieved justice for their community. more

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Armstrong Creek Development Corporation and GbLA Landscape Architects – Warralily Creek Corridor Rehabilitation Stages 2A-2F

The rehabilitation and re-construction of 2.8 kilometres of the degraded Armstrong Creek corridor in new Geelong residential community, Warralily, is an exemplar of integrated stormwater management. more

Geelong Cemeteries Trust – Moonah Memorial Walk at Queenscliff Cemetery

Geelong Cemeteries Trust develops the Moonah Memorial Walk – a carefully planned nature reserve offering unique burial and cremation memorials within a protected coastal woodland. more

Moonee Valley City Council – Afton Street Wetland and Stormwater Harvesting Scheme

Moonee Valley Council undertakes a wetland and water harvesting development to help drought-proof their city and sustain a green, healthy environment with sustainability, social and financial benefits. more

GOVERNMENT

City of Boroondara on behalf of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action Councils – Biodiversity Monitoring in Melbourne’s East

Local councils, researchers, agencies and government develop and trial a framework for monitoring biodiversity. more

City of Greater Bendigo – Lighting the Regions Partnership

Australia’s largest streetlight project, conducted by a large group of partners, upgrades thousands of streetlights, raising awareness and engaging diverse groups of residents around energy efficiency. more

Hobsons Bay City Council, Moonee Valley City Council and Maribyrnong City Council – My Smart Garden

A behaviour transformation program helps residents to adapt to a changing climate by turning their backyards, front yards, balconies, courtyards or pots into productive, edible gardens. more

HEALTH

Melbourne Health – Reducing Waste One Dialysis Patient at a Time

Melbourne Health champions a range of waste reduction initiatives to significantly decrease the amount of clinical waste their kidney treatment service produces each year. more

Vinyl Council of Australia – From Local to Global: PVC Recycling Program

A product stewardship program provides a solution to landfill for PVC medical waste and now works with 34 Victorian hospitals, boosting annual PVC recovery. more

Western Health – Environmental Sustainability at Western Health

The Western Health Environmental Management Roadmap 2015-2020 develops strategic environmental leadership, supported by 50 local sustainability action plans in departments and clinical areas across the group. more

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

Casafico – Polystat Prefabricated Walls

Polystat walls use waste materials – newspaper, polystyrene and glass – saving them from landfill and transforming them into composite walls with good thermal properties, ready for on-site construction. more

Market Forces – Super Switch

Super Switch provides information to superannuation members about where their money is invested – in positive or negative environmental companies – and gives them the opportunity to act. more

Solvup  – Building a Global Standard for Sustainable Retail

Victorian-developed technology used by retail stores and call centres encourages 100 per cent lifecycle from all products, leading the sustainable retail return movement. more

LARGE BUSINESS

Australian Paper – Maryvale Recycling Facility

In its first nine months of operation, Australian Paper’s Maryvale Recycling Facility processed 23,636 tonnes of wastepaper, closing the loop on local paper recycling. more

Crown Melbourne – Crown Earth

Crown Earth combines policy, strategy, actions and outcomes that drive commitment to the environment across operations. Employees and contractors all play vital roles. more

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia – “Last Car = Best Global Car” Environment: At Work, At Home and In the Community

Toyota demonstrates long-term commitment to sustainability through all aspects of its business and develops an environmental mindset in its employees at work, at home and within their community. more

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

Beaconsfield Dental – Beaconsfield Dental

Beaconsfield Dental aims to be the most environmentally friendly dental practice in Australia and actively invests in sustainability measures to reduce their environmental impact across their site. more

Jardan Australia – Jardan

Furniture manufacturing family business meets national and international industry standards for resource efficiency, providing a solid foundation of sustainability both in their operations and their products. more

Yarra Valley Estate – Yarra Valley Estate

A wedding, conference and function venue takes a holistic approach to business, achieving impressive sustainability goals and contributing financially to disadvantaged communities. more