And the winners are…
The Port Phillip EcoCentre won the state’s top honour in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards – the Premier’s Recognition Award – for its program ‘Life Support for the Bay’.
Stan Krpan, CEO of Sustainability Victoria, describes the Port Phillip EcoCentre as a ‘marvellous role model, highlighting the power of community involvement and relationship building.’
“The Port Phillip EcoCentre was an inspirational entry in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards, focussing on littering around Port Phillip Bay – a large scale and pervasive problem that anyone can do something about,” he said.
The project won the new Cleaner Yarra and Bay category and went on to win the top honour of the night.
“This year we had the largest amount of entries in the awards’ history – they are among the most diverse and interesting we’ve seen,” says Mr Krpan.
Earthco Projects Pty Ltd won the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award for fostering a climate of collaboration to transform road maintenance by using the PolyCom Stabilising Aid.
And, a joint project between Barwon Water, Plenary Environment (Barwon) and the Water Infrastructure Group won the Environmental Protection Award for development of a Thermal Drying Facility which has drastically reduced sewage treatment emissions.