Victorian water companies and their project partners have been presented with Awards for Excellence at the 2016 Victorian Stormwater Awards.

The Awards celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion, and management of stormwater projects across the state. 

Melbourne Water received the award for Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning, and the award for Excellence in Research and Innovation.

Melbourne Water General Manager, Integrated Planning, Chris Williams said while the awards recognised individual and team contributions, they are also reflective of the commitment of Melbourne Water’s staff and the effective partnerships they create.

“Our projects really matter to the community and show our commitment to healthy people, healthy places, and a healthy environment,” Mr Williams said.

“Melbourne Water’s vision is enhancing life and liveability and our people are constantly innovating to improve the way we deliver that vision for a growing city.

“This help us attract passionate and highly skilled people who want to make a difference; it makes Melbourne Water a great place to work, and Melbourne an even better place to live.”

The following Melbourne Water projects won awards:

  • Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning: Linking Geomorphology and Drainage System Design to Protect High Value Waterways project. In partnership with Alluvium
  • Excellence in Research and Innovation: Dobsons Creek Market Based Instrument project. In partnership with Waterway Ecosystem Research Group, Melbourne University, South East Water, Knox City Council and Marsden Jacob Associates.
  • Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning: Stoney Creek Upper Transformation project. In partnership with City West Water Corporation, Greenfleet Australia, Brimbank City Council, Urban Renewal Authority Victoria (Trading as Places Victoria), Department of Environment, land, Water and Planning

The Excellence in Policy or Education Award was won by City of Ballarat, in partnership with E2Designlab, Aspect Studios, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The winning project was the Green-Blue Ballarat Action Plan.

The Armstrong Creek Development Program won the Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design Award for the Warralily/Armstrong Creek Wetland and Creek System – Stages 2A-2F project. The project was in partnership with Newland Developers, GbLA Landscape Architects, City of Greater Geelong, SMEC Australia, Neil M Craigie, Australian Ecosystems and Programmed Turnpoint.

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