Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2015

Statewide River and Stream Management

Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2015


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Statewide River and Stream Management has been announced as a finalist in the Environmental Protection category for this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for their Environmental Management Training programs for the Construction Industry.

Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan congratulated the Statewide River and Stream Management team for their creative and influential work towards building a more sustainable environment for all Victorians.

“Delivering these awards each year means we continue to discover the passion and talent Victorians have for protecting their natural environment and thinking creatively about new sustainable practices.

“These awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability, and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement.

“The more we embed sustainable measures into our day to day lives, the better the outcomes will be, now and into the future,” Mr Krpan said.

Statewide River and Stream Management has developed and delivers targeted environmental training for the construction industry.

Their aim is to ensure that best practice in environmental management is embedded in the culture and operational activities of the sector and to influence behavioural change in improving environmental protection outcomes.

Training covers topics such as new and emerging risks and technologies, new environmental protection measures, onsite stormwater management and updates in legislative requirements - all delivered by industry experts.

In 2014, 211 participants engaged in the training, resulting in more people within industry managing their sites in compliance with best practice principles for an environmentally sustainable outcome.

Now in their 13th year, the Premier's Sustainability Awards continue to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability, and encourage a broader adoption of these practices by all Victorians.

In addition to the category awards, the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews will personally select two winners for the Premier's Regional Recognition Award and the Premier's Recognition Award.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 29 October at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne. Tickets are now available for purchase at until Friday 23 October.

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The 2015 Premier's Sustainability Awards finalists are:

Built Environment:

  • Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance - Watts Working Better

Innovative street lighting project replacing over 13,000 energy inefficient lights, reducing energy use and saving landfill across nine Victorian regional councils.

  • University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Design

State-of-the-art academic facility committed to sustainability and green architecture sets a new standard in design education.


  • Garage Sale Trail Foundation - Garage Sale Trail

A national waste education program organises thousands of garage sales across Australia on the same day.

  • Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority - Fruit Industry Employment Program

Collaboration between industry, community and government to develop an employment program for workers affected by cuts at a large food production company.

  • St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums - Recycle, Reuse, Rehome

Volunteers collect, reuse and recycle pre-loved babies and children's gear, sharing the joy of parenthood and saving the earth's precious resources.


  • Lalor Primary School - Kids Building Computers Using Electronic Waste

Teaching children to build computers using electronic waste resulting in a fully functioning computer being built for less than $100.

  • Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne - Sustainability Business Clinic

Connecting law students to small, start-up community, environmental and social enterprises working in the public interest to advance sustainability to provide free legal advice.

  • The University of Melbourne - The Growing Green Guide for Melbourne

Free, comprehensive and practical guide to the construction of green walls, roofs and facades, funded by government, industry and universities in response to changing climate.

Environmental Justice:

  • Darebin City Council - Darebin Solar Saver

Making solar power more accessible to low income residents - households install solar PV systems and pay them off through Council rates, interest free over 10 years.

  • The Australian Youth Climate Coalition - Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network

Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network builds a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice.

  • Voices of the Valley - Revealing the Community Cost of the Hazelwood Mine Fire

Community advocacy group, formed after the Hazelwood Mine Fire, voices health impacts and risks experienced by residents of Morwell.

Environmental Protection:

  • Barwon Health - Barwon Health Food Services Central Production Unit Recycling Initiatives

Major health service is the first in Victoria to implement the Closed Loop Organics System, an onsite composting machine for food waste.

  • Robert Bosch Australia- Reclamation of Copper from Prescribed Industrial Wastewater

In-house treatment process reclaiming dissolved copper from manufacturing wastewater, recycling it and using the treated wastewater onsite, eliminating hazardous waste to landfill.

  • Statewide River and Stream Management - Environmental Management Training for the Construction Industry

Training programs for the construction industry supporting best practice in environmental management, embedding skills in culture and operational activities.


  • Darebin City Council - Darebin Solar Saver

Making solar power more accessible to low income residents - households install solar PV systems and pay them off through Council rates, interest free over 10 years.

  • Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group and Moira Shire Council - Overcoming Barriers to Effective Household Kerbside Garden and Food Organics Recovery

A small rural council introduces an integrated, well-researched service to remove organic waste from landfill and develop sustainable, productive uses for it.

  • The Inner Melbourne Action Plan; City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, City of Stonnington, City of Port Phillip - The Growing Green Guide for Melbourne Project

Free, comprehensive and practical guide to the construction of green walls, roofs and facades, funded by government, industry and universities in response to changing climate.


  • Austin Health - Healthy Environment, Healthy People

The first Melbourne healthcare facility to recruit a dedicated sustainability officer and to host the Victorian Green Health Round Table Group.

  • Melbourne Health - Melbourne Health Thinks Green

Amajor health group develops a strategy supporting their vision to be recognised as an industry sustainability leader, outlining priorities for four years.

  • Monash Health - Cleaning without chemicals in Healthcare

A large Melbourne health service transforms its environmental cleaning practices by cleaning without chemicals across all of its sites.

Innovative Products or Services:

  • Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. - The Mineral Water Eco-Keg

An innovative locally manufactured product, reduces the use and disposal of packaging, bringing sustainability to the Melbourne hospitality culture.

  • ECO2Sys Australia and Geelong Manufacturing Council - GreenLight Collaborative Industry Network Program

Holistic approach to sustainable business supporting small to medium enterprise sector to help businesses achieve significant resource efficiency gains and commercial benefit.

  • Living Fundraisers - Closet Cleanout

An initiative that helps schools and organisations raise money through ethical fundraising and ships unwanted clothes and goods to developing countries.

Small and Medium Enterprises:

  • Dennison Foods Manufacturing - Dennison Foods Manufacturing

Regional manufacturer implements three major projects, culminating in a carbon footprint reduction, material handling efficiencies and reduced energy usage.

  • Roses Gap Recreation Centre - Roses Gap Recreation Centre

School camp facility designs and implements a new, sustainable power system including 40kW’s of solar and large battery storage banks.  

  • Yarra Valley Estate - Yarra Valley Estate

Conference, wedding and accommodation centre conducts certified sustainability programs spanning energy, water, waste and community development.



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River and Stream Management

293 South Gippsland Highway
Dandenong South
VIC, 3175

E-mail[email protected]
Phone: (03) 9702 9757

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