Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 Winners

Circular economy innovation

Community Champion Winner: Fungi Solutions

Fungi Solutions is an Australian start-up working with fungi to recycle and transform organic waste into sustainable circular packaging solutions.
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Industry Leader Winner: City of Greater Bendigo

The City of Greater Bendigo has started to identify, develop and implement a number of circular economy and resource management solutions to handle, reprocess and recirculate end-of-life material resources.
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Future energy

Community Champion Winner: Euroa Environment Group Inc

The Euroa Environment Group’s ‘Solar Pergola’ delivers clean energy to local businesses, building resilience into the local power supply.
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Industry Leader Winner: Solar Thermal Australia

Reclaim Energy offers the most efficient and smart hot water system in the Australian market.
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Healthy and fair society

Community Champion Winner: Alex Makes Meals

Alex Makes Meals provides nutritious, tasty meals for our homeless and most vulnerable.
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Industry Leader Winner: Fire Rescue Victoria

Fire Rescue Victoria is protecting our community and the environment from harmful PFAS chemicals.
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Sustainable places and destinations

Community Champion Winner: Warrnambool Community Garden Inc

Warrnambool Community Garden has converted a long-abandoned quarry into a beautiful, sustainable, safe, grassed amphitheatre for everybody’s use.
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Industry Leader Winner: North Western Program Alliance

The Bell to Moreland Level Removal Crossing Project transformed a divisive rail corridor in Melbourne’s inner north into a vibrant and active urban precinct, promoting community health, inclusion, resilience and a sustainable connection to nature.
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Thriving environment

Community Champion Winner: Euroa Arboretum

The Euroa Arboretum was little more than a degraded paddock when a team of volunteers took on the challenge of restoring it to its pre-colonial state as a grassy woodland.
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Industry Leader Winner: Darebin City Council

Darebin City Council is integrating natural landscape elements into urban spaces for the benefit of both public health and the conservation of biodiversity.
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Waste and litter reduction

Community Champion Winner: Anglesea Community House

The Anglesea Resale Shed aims to save non-organic waste from landfill and promote benefits of the circular economy to the local community.
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Industry Leader Winner: Rock Posters

Rock Posters is experimenting with new paper and ink products to decrease landfill waste and reduce emissions.
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Premier’s Recognition Award

Winner: Fungi Solutions

Fungi Solutions is an Australian start-up working with fungi to recycle and transform organic waste into sustainable circular packaging solutions.
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Premier’s Regional Recognition Award

Winner: Euroa Arboretum

The Euroa Arboretum was little more than a degraded paddock when a team of volunteers took on the challenge of restoring it to its pre-colonial state as a grassy woodland.
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