Premier's Sustainability Awards – 2020 winners and finalists

Last updated: 15 October 2021
Premier's Recognition Award winner: Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group - Litter and Polystyrene Pollution in the Yarra

The full list of the 2020 Premier's Sustainability Awards category winners and finalists.

Built Environment

Winner: Frasers Property Australia

Project: Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre

Frasers Property Australia ambitiously redefines the global retail sustainability benchmark through innovative, regenerative and self-sufficient Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre.

Finalists

Community

Winner: Totally Renewable Yackandandah

Project: Yackandandah Virtual Power Plant

Through the creation of a Virtual Power Plant, Totally Renewable Yackandandah have installed 74kW of solar, dramatically cutting carbon emissions and electricity costs in their locality.

Finalists

Education

Winner: Deakin University

Project: Blue Carbon Lab

Deakin University is educating a cross-section of Australia’s corporate sector executives on climate change literacy, sustainability and Australian coastal ecosystems, through the #BlueCarbonArmy initiative.

Finalists

Environmental Protection

Winner: Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group

Project: Litter and Polystyrene Pollution in the Yarra

Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group banded together to mitigate the negative effects of litter and polystyrene pollution in the Yarra.

Finalists

Environmental Volunteering

Winner: Volunteers of Bellarine Catchment Network and Volunteers of the Queenscliff Music Festival

Project: QMF's War on Waste

Volunteer groups at the Queenscliff Music Festival devoted tireless hours to collecting and sorting litter, and interactively educating vendors and patrons on sustainability.

Finalists

Government

Winner: City West Water

Project: Stormwater Harvesting for a Greener West

Through their Stormwater Harvesting Program, City West Water expanded their alternative water network to provide increased accessibility to stormwater for public open spaces.

Finalists

Health

Winner: Bendigo Health

Project: Reducing Waste to Landfill via Recycling Curtains

A commitment to recycling sees Bendigo Health divert a tonne of bed curtains from landfill.

Finalist

Innovative Products or Services

Winner: Repurpose It

Project: Australian First Washing Plant

In an Australian first, Repurpose It Pty Ltd launched a Washing Plant to divert construction and demolition waste from landfill.

Finalists

Large Business

Winner: Alex Fraser

Project: Laverton's Sustainable Supply Hub

Alex Fraser’s Sustainable Supply Hub is one of the world’s largest recycling facilities – recovering diverse, high volume, priority waste streams to produce high-quality infrastructure products.

Finalist

Small and Medium Enterprises

Winner: Repurpose It

Project: Australian-first Washing Plant

Australia’s first ever Washing Plant has positioned Victoria as the leading state in resource recovery and diverted almost 150,000 tonnes of construction waste in the process.

Finalists

Premier's Recognition Award

Winner: Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group

Project: Litter and Polystyrene Pollution in the Yarra

Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group banded together to mitigate the negative effects of litter and polystyrene pollution in the Yarra.

Premier's Regional Recognition Award

Winner: Totally Renewable Yackandandah

Project: Yackandandah Virtual Power Plant

Through the creation of a Virtual Power Plant, Totally Renewable Yackandandah have installed 74kW of solar, dramatically cutting carbon emissions and electricity costs in their locality.

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