2017 Premier's Sustainability Award Winners
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2017 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 500kg of recycled steel, representing approximately 80 per cent of all SUMIs purchased.

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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.

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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.

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Small and Medium Enterprise

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Awards Magazine

Read about the 2018 Awards