Premier’s sustainability awards 2017


The Commissioner welcomes the announcement that entries are open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Nominations from individuals, sustainability and community groups, and businesses are open for the awards across a number of categories.

Last year’s winners included residents of an apartment complex in East St Kilda who worked together to convert their rooftop into a green upstairs ‘backyard’ to save on energy, water and costs through a project called Green roof in the city.

The community project focused on reducing stormwater run-off, retaining rainwater, absorbing sun heat and minimising sound pollution – resulting in cutting their energy bills and improving their quality of life.

Two of the categories for nomination are the Premier’s  Recognition Award and the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award in which the previous year’s winners include; Winters Flat Primary School and Bendigo Sustainability Group respectively.

The awards, now in its 15th year, recognise and celebrate Victorians in industry, business and community from regional to metropolitan who are leading the way to a sustainable future.

For more information on how to enter visit

Entries close Wednesday 21 June 2017. The winners will be announced on Thursday 26 October 2017 in Melbourne.