Stormwater Victoria would like to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Stormwater Victoria Awards for Excellence.
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Project: Geelong CBD Flood Mapping and Mitigation
Entrants: Water Technology Pty Ltd and City of Greater Geelong Council
The Geelong CBD Flood Study (as part of the Geelong Central Action Plan) is an exemplar example of utilising the latest technologies and data-collation techniques to ensure flood risks are reduced through the formation of a methodology for collating post flood event data and information in lieu of gauging data.
Project: Market Based Instrument to Maximise Environmental Benefit of Rainwater Tanks in Dobsons Creek
Entrants: Melbourne Water, Waterway Ecosystem Research Group, Melbourne University, South East Water, Knox City Council and Marsden Jacob Associates.
Melbourne Water used an innovative bidding system seeking contributions from households within The Basin for the installation of specially designed rainwater tanks on their properties. Capturing rainwater reduces pollutants and damaging stormwater discharges into Dobsons Creek while saving on water bills. The bids maximises environmental benefit for a limited budget.
EXCELLENCE IN STRATEGIC OR MASTER PLANNING
This year the Judges have decided that two projects were deserving of an Award for Excellence so we have Joint Winners, the first being:
Project: Linking Geomorphology and Drainage System Design to Protect High Value Waterways
Entrants: Alluvium Consulting Australia and Melbourne Water Corporation
Alluvium and Melbourne Water have developed an innovative approach to enhance sustainable waterway management in geomorphically fragile and challenging greenfield development landscapes. The approach moves beyond best practice waterway and stormwater planning and design, to truly account for and protect high value waterways from accelerated erosion triggered by stormwater flows.
Project: Stony Creek Upper Transformation Project
Entrants: City West Water Corporation, Greenfleet Australia, Brimbank City Council, Melbourne Water Corporation, Urban Renewal Authority Victoria (Trading as Places Victoria), Department of Environment, land, Water and Planning
The transformation of Stony Creek Upper is a concept to remove a concrete supercritical channel and naturalise the creek with re-vegetation works, a shared path for walking and cycling and allows for the existing retarding basin to be converted into a wetland and stormwater harvesting pond for local uses.
EXCELLENCE IN POLICY OR EDUCATION
Project: Green-Blue Ballarat Action Plan
Entrants: City of Ballarat, E2Designlab, Aspect Studios, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
The green-blue Ballarat action plan sets out a new direction for the city of Ballarat, where urban greening and stormwater management initiatives are managed in tandem, creating urban landscapes which are both beautiful and resilient. A highly collaborative plan, it holistically addresses past barriers while inspiring new opportunities.
EXCELLENCE IN INTEGRATED STORMWATER DESIGN
Project: Warralily/Armstrong Creek Wetland and Creek System – Stages 2A-2F
Entrants: Armstrong Creek Development Corporation Pty Ltd, Newland Developers Pty Ltd, GbLA Landscape Architects Pty ltd, City of Greater Geelong, SMEC Australia Pty Ltd, Neil M Craigie Pty Ltd, Australian Ecosystems Pty Ltd and Programmed Turnpoint Pty Ltd
The rehabilitation and re-construction of the 2.8km of the degraded Armstrong Creek corridor through Newland Developers’Warralily, Connewarre development is an examplar of integrated stormwater management in Greenfield development. The project represents a significant economic, social and environmental contribution to the local environment and community that cannot be understated.
2016 Awards Night
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