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2018 Winners

Built Environment

Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP, Aurecon, Level Crossing Removal Authority, Metro Trains Melbourne – Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

The Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project will ease traffic congestion while also providing 22.5 hectares of greenfields linear parkland to local communities.

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Community

Kelly Mrocki – The Girl Who Saved the Frogs Incursion 

Kelly Mrocki runs an incursion for Early Childhood Education Services, reading from her books and providing hands-on sustainability experiences for our youngest citizens.

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Education

Beeac Primary School – Brolga Pathways 

Students from Beeac Primary School worked with environmental artist Peter Day to develop an art  project that educates the community about the brolga – a local threatened species.

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Environmental Justice

GWMWater (Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation) – Memorandum of Understanding with Dja Dja Wurrung - South West Loddon Pipeline

A Memorandum of Understanding between GWMWater and Dja Dja Wurrung clans proves that respect for country and major infrastructure development can work hand in hand.

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Environmental Protection

Zoos Victoria, Phillip Island Nature Parks – When Balloons Fly 

A campaign known as When Balloons Fly encourages people to use bubbles instead of balloons at outdoor events, reducing plastic pollution and saving marine life.

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Government

City of Melbourne, City of Moreland, City of Port Phillip, City of Yarra – Melbourne Renewable Energy Project

This project marks the first time in Australia that a group of local governments, cultural institutions, universities and corporations have collectively purchased renewable energy.

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Health

Beaconsfield Dental – Beaconsfield Dental Health 

A dental practice leading the way in sustainability through features including solar panels, water tanks, energy efficient fittings, product recycling program and an electric car charger.

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Innovative Products or Services

Yume Food – Build a Marketplace Exclusively for Surplus Food to Reduce Food Waste 

Yume is an online marketplace for quality surplus food products that connects suppliers with buyers and ensures all good food is enjoyed, which is better for consumers and the planet.

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Large Business

IKEA Richmond – IKEA Richmond Refurbishment Project 

A major refurbishment of the IKEA Richmond outlet used key sustainability and energy saving principles, and is now used to teach the value of sustainability to customers and staff.

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Small and Medium Enterprise

Yume Food – Build a Marketplace Exclusively for Surplus Food to Reduce Food Waste

Yume Food is an online marketplace for quality surplus food that connects suppliers with buyers to help mitigate the 9.5 million tonnes of food that annually goes to landfill.

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Premier's Recognition Award

Yume Food – Build a Marketplace Exclusively for Surplus Food to Reduce Food Waste 

Yume is an online marketplace for quality surplus food products that connects suppliers with buyers and ensures all good food is enjoyed, which is better for consumers and the planet.

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Premier's Regional Recognition Award

Gannawarra Shire Council – Gannawarra Large Scale Solar

The Shire has developed a direction for its economy, based on sustainability themes of nature-based tourism, renewable energy and innovative agriculture – a feature is Victoria’s first large-scale solar farm and battery storage facility.

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People's Choice

Revolution Apps – Compost Revolution

Compost Revolution is an online community education and logistics platform designed to scale household organics recovery.

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Cover of the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2018 magazine

Premier's Sustainability Awards 2018

A 52-page booklet celebrating Victorians leading the way in innovative sustainable practices.

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