Yarra Valley Water announced as finalist in 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Yarra Valley Water has been announced as a finalist in the Environmental Protection category for this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for development of their Waste to Energy Facility at Wollert in Melbourne’s North.

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The interim Chief Executive of Sustainability Victoria, Stephanie Ziersch, praised the team for their creative and insightful work towards building a more sustainable environment.  “Delivering these Awards each year means we continue to discover the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for protecting their environment and thinking creatively about new models of sustainability.

“These Awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist should be congratulated for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government and within the community." 

To combat the effects of drought, Yarra Valley Water constructed a waste to energy facility next to the Aurora Sewage Treatment and Recycled Water Treatment Plants.  Aquatec Maxcon partnered with Yarra Valley Water to develop and design the plant and completed construction in December 2016.

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, will personally select the winners of the Premier's Regional Recognition Award and the Premier's Recognition Award, which will be presented at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 26 October at the Plaza Ballroom, in Melbourne.

For more information on the Awards and finalists, visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au