Premier's Sustainability Awards – 2014 winners and finalists

Last updated: 13 May 2021
Premier's Recognition Award winner: Port Phillip EcoCentre – Life Support for the Bay

The full list of the 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards category winners and finalists.

Cleaner Yarra and Bay

Winner: Port Phillip EcoCentre

Project: Life Support for the Bay

Life Support for the Bay is Port Phillip EcoCentre's call to the Melbourne community to be more aware of the critical relationship between local catchments and Port Phillip Bay.

Finalists

  • Multipro Civil Pty Ltd – Birrarung Marr Stormwater Harvesting Project
  • Zoos Victoria – Seal the Loop

Community

Winner: Knox City Council, Alpine Shire, City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip and Yarra Ranges Council

Project: Seedlings: Sustainability in the Early Years

Seedlings: Sustainability in the Early Years, developed by Knox City, Yarra Ranges, Port Phillip, City of Melbourne and Alpine Shire councils, is a simple, effective framework and tools for use across a range of early childhood contexts.

Finalists

  • Aware Industries – Aware Industries Recycled Pallet Furniture
  • Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (MEFL) – Easy Energy Efficiency for SMEs

Education

Winner: St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School Aspendale

Project: St Louis de Montfort’s Leaders in Sustainable Education

St Louis de Montfort's Primary School Aspendale is proud of its achievements in creating a one-of-a-kind educational program and sustainable precinct that supports a whole school approach to developing active environmental citizens.

Finalists

  • Nathalia & District Preschool – Nathalia & District Preschools Sustainable Journey
  • St Macartan’s Parish Primary School – Education for Sustainability

Environmental Protection

Winner: Barwon Water, Plenary Environment and Water Infrastructure Group

Project: The Barwon Water Biosolids Management Project

The Barwon Water Biosolids Management Project provides a sustainable, long-term management solution for the beneficial use of 100 per cent of the biosolids produced at Barwon Water’s seven water reclamation plants.

Finalists

  • Southern Rural Water in partnership with West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and the Department of Environment & Primary Industries – Protecting the Health of the Gippsland Lakes – Macalister Nutrient Reduction Program
  • Veolia – North West Organics Project – Bulla

Infrastructure and Buildings

Winner: Regional Rail Link Authority

Project: Regional Rail Link Project

The $4.1 billion Regional Rail Link Project is removing major bottlenecks in Victoria’s rail network by untangling metropolitan and regional tracks from Melbourne’s west to the heart of the city, benefitting both metropolitan and regional passengers.

Finalists

  • Burbank – Target Zero Waste to Landfill
  • South East Water – Peninsula Early Connection Option (ECO) Project

Innovative Products or Services

Winner: Fieldtech Solutions Pty Ltd

The overuse of plastic is a serious problem, with many products being used once and then going to landfill. The Fieldtech Solutions philosophy is to not leave the plastic products used by this generation for future generations.

Finalists

  • Camperdown Compost Company – Environmentally Sustainable Dairy Farming
  • Earthco Projects Pty Ltd – PolyCom Stabilising Aid – Collaboration with local government to achieve sustainable roads

Large Business

Winner: Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd (TMCA) is Australia’s leading automotive manufacturer and employs over 3,200 Victorians at their manufacturing site in Altona and in associated facilities.

Finalists

  • Officeworks – Responsible Retailing
  • ZF Boge Elastmetall Australia Pty Ltd – Establishing an Integrated Energy Reduction Mindset

Small and Medium Enterprises

Winner: Interface Constructions Pty Ltd

Interface Constructions, Australia’s first carbon neutral building company, delivers high quality fitouts and developments while meeting strict, self-imposed environmental requirements.

Finalists

  • KIA-ORA Piggery Pty Ltd – Environmental Stewardship Pig Poop & Passion
  • The Linen Press – The Linen Press

Tourism

Winner: Zoos Victoria – Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland haven for Australian wildlife, located just on the outskirts of Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley.

Finalists

  • Conservation Volunteers Australia – Naturewise Eco Escapes
  • Polperro Dolphin Swims Pty Ltd – Sustainable dolphin tourism in Port Phillip Bay

Premier's Recognition Award

Winner: Port Phillip EcoCentre

Project: Life Support for the Bay

Life Support for the Bay is Port Phillip EcoCentre's call to the Melbourne community to be more aware of the critical relationship between local catchments and Port Phillip Bay.

Premier's Regional Recognition Award

Winner: Earthco Projects Pty Ltd

Project: PolyCom Stabilising Aid

PolyCom Stabilising Aid is an Australian-made road stabiliser used for construction and maintenance of sealed and unsealed roads, road shoulders, airstrips and other pavements. It is distributed in Victoria by Earthco Projects Pty Ltd.

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