Premier’s Sustainability Awards finalists outlined

The Victorian Government has announced the finalists for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

This year’s finalists included a campaign to save the orange-bellied parrot, a project that regenerates shellfish reefs using leftover oyster shells from a local restaurant, and a highly automated steel galvanising plant that produces significantly low emissions.

The winners from 10 categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 26, along with two overall winners selected by the Premier of Victoria in the following categories:

  • Premier’s Regional Recognition Award for a finalist who has demonstrated notable benefits for regional Victoria and
  • Premier’s Recognition Award for a winner who showcases exemplary innovation and determination in overcoming obstacles in sustainability.

The state government is working to reduce Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 to 20 per cent by 2020, and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

This year it unveiled a $146 million Renewable Energy Action Plan, aimed at delivering more renewable, affordable and reliable energy for Victorians.