Entries are now open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
Last year’s winners included residents of an apartment complex in East St Kilda who worked together to convert their rooftop into a green upstairs ‘backyard’ to save on energy, water and costs through a project called Green roof in the city.
The community project focused on reducing stormwater run-off, retaining rainwater, absorbing sun heat and minimising sound pollution – resulting in cutting their energy bills and improving their quality of life.
Nominations from individuals, sustainability and community groups, and businesses are open for the awards across a number of categories.
The Premier will also select two overall winners for the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award.
The Andrews Labor Government is working to reduce Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 – 20 per cent by 2020, and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
It’s investing in new energy technologies and major policies to generate investment, create new jobs and foster a thriving economy and healthy environment.
For more information on how to enter visit
Entries close Wednesday 21 June 2017.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“The Premier’s Sustainability Awards is an opportunity to recognise Victorians who are leading the way in sustainable practices across all sectors.”
“Over 90 per cent of Victorians want government, business, and industry to be involved in environmental projects, particularly if they tackle climate change.”
“I encourage all Victorians to enter these Awards so that we can share their achievements and encourage others to learn from their experiences.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020