The Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2013
Moonee Valley City Council and Wingate Avenue Community Centre wins Premier’s top sustainability award
A project by Moonee Valley City Council and Wingate Avenue Community Centre has won the top prize at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2013 for introducing recycling to a community housing estate.
The Premier selected their Ascot Vale Housing Estate Household Recycling project which introduced recycling by using targeted and broad-ranging community engagement of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and lower Socio Economic Status (SES) groups.
Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, congratulated the project team for their innovative work, describing them as ‘an outstanding leader in sustainability’.
For the first time in the awards’ history, the Premier also chose Dandenong business Victoria Carpets as the winner of the inaugural Premier’s Regional Recognition Award for a series of sustainability projects at their Bendigo Woollen Mill.
The awards were presented at a dinner in Melbourne by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Ryan Smith.
The full list of winners of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2013 are:
- Innovative Products or Services Award – ModWood Technologies for development of Flame Shield®, a wood-plastic composite for building in bushfire areas
- Infrastructure and Buildings Award – RMIT University for their Swanston Academic Building: a progressive tertiary learning environment
- Environmental Protection Award – Mallee Catchment Management Authority’s project: Restoring the balance in the drought-riven Hattah Lakes
- Education Award – Bentleigh Secondary College – a world recognised, very sustainable school
- Small and Medium Enterprises Award – Rae-Line for embedding sustainability practices in manufacturing soft trim components for trucks
- Large Business Award – Victoria Carpets for their work in energy and emissions reduction in their Bendigo plant
- Community Award – Moonee Valley City Council and Wingate Avenue Community Centre, taking recycling to public housing residents
- The Premier’s Regional Recognition Award – Victoria Carpets
- The Premier’s Recognition Award – Moonee Valley City Council and Wingate Avenue Community Centre.
Sustainability Victoria manages the Premier’s Sustainability Awards on behalf of the Premier’s Office.