EPA congratulates finalists in Premier’s Sustainability Awards

EPA Victoria, sponsor of the Environmental Protection award in the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, has congratulated its three recently announced category finalists.

The Environmental Protection category celebrates leadership and excellence by an organisation in protection and prevention of harm to the environment.

“The three finalists in the Environmental Protection category are all very different from each other yet they are all passionate protectors of the environment,” said Dr Cathy Wilkinson, CEO EPA Victoria.

“Their vision and EPA’s sponsorship demonstrate the shared commitment of government, business and the community to protecting the environment that is at the heart of the new EPA legislation taking effect in 2020, focusing on prevention and the duty of all Victorians to do their best for the environment,” Dr Wilkinson said.

2019 finalists in the Environmental Protection category are:

Booth Transport Pty Ltd – Strathmerton Wastewater Treatment Plant

Booth Transport has commenced an Australian-first environmental protection project, using worms as the engine of their waste and water treatment plant, projecting a reduction of 3000 tonnes of carbon emission and adding 121,000 kilolitres of recycled water into the irrigation system each year.

Environmental Monitoring Solutions Pty Ltd for Fuelsuite

An unnoticed fuel leak is one of the worst-case scenarios a fuel supplier can encounter – even with low contamination, leaking fuel can be disastrous to the environment and reputation – this technology gives complete visibility over the system for effective operational and sustainability risk management.

Lead West, Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority, City West Water, Melbourne Water, Brimbank City Council, City of Melton, City of Moonee Valley, Hobsons Bay City Council, Hume City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Wyndham City Council, Parks Victoria, VicRoads, Western Water, Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek, Conservation Volunteers, Australia Greening – Greening the West 1 Million Trees Project

Greening the West is a collaboration that aims to deliver positive health, social and livability outcomes in Melbourne’s west by a massive project of urban greening. Between 2015 and 2018 the project planted 1,072,320 trees and shrubs across 320 parks, reserves, open spaces, roadsides and private land, covering 1,755 hectares.

All finalists from across 11 categories will be invited to the Premier’s Sustainability Awards ceremony on Thursday 10 October at Forum Melbourne where winners will be announced.

The event will also announce two overall winners personally chosen by the Premier – the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the top prize of the night, the Premier’s Recognition Award.

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