Premier's Sustainability Awards winners announced

Wednesday, 22 April, 2009

The Victorian government has recognised local businesses and groups for their work in promoting sustainability through the Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Premier John Brumby presented the winners with their Sustainability Awards at a ceremony hosted by TV personality Rove McManus at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

“The aim of these awards is to recognise Victorian businesses and groups that are reducing their environmental footprint and finding innovative ways to save resources and reduce waste,” Brumby said. 

The winners are:

  • Community Award — Bentleigh West Primary School;
  • Small Business Award (sponsored by Sensis) — Sustainable Plumbing Solutions;
  • Large Business Award (sponsored by Carbon Down) — Yarra Valley Water;
  • Products and Services Award — mecu Limited; and
  • Built Environment Award (sponsored by Rheem) — Lend Lease for 'The Gauge'.

Brumby also highlighted the achievements of Sustainable Plumbing Solutions by presenting them with the inaugural Premier’s Recognition Award.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings said: “The number and quality of submissions to the awards was remarkable and demonstrates the effort Victorian organisations are putting in to improving sustainability.”

The awards are supported by major sponsors including the Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT) and event sponsors TRUenergy and Allira Elgo Estate.

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