Finalists announced in the 2017 Victorian Premiers Sustainability Awards 


Finalists announced in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards

The interim Chief Executive of Sustainability Victoria, Stephanie Ziersch, has congratulated the finalists across 10 categories in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards, describing the field as ‘outstanding’.

“Not only is the quality impressive, but we’ve had the broadest range of entries in the program’s 15 year history,” she said.

“As the world faces increasing environmental fragility, the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards have never been more important.”

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate sustainability shown by educational institutions, businesses in every sector, health organisations, government and community groups right across the State.

This year’s finalists showcase an array of diverse innovation. They include a project that recycles hotel soap then sends it to developing countries; innovative education programs for school kids, TAFE students and disadvantaged jobseekers; a campaign to save an endangered parrot; recycling of oyster shells to save shellfish reefs; repurposing of single use metal instruments used in medical procedures; plus a selection of initiatives that treat waste, grow green in unexpected places and produce industry-specific sustainability solutions.

The Premier's Sustainability Awards encourage all Victorians to adopt sustainable practices and show that anyone can take the lead and be innovative.

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony, hosted by media personality Charlie Pickering on Thursday 26 October at the Plaza Ballroom, in Melbourne.

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, will personally select two winners for the Premier's Regional Recognition Award and the Premier's Recognition Award to be presented at the Awards ceremony.

For more information on the Awards, finalists and to purchase tickets for the ceremony, visit

Media contact:  Cath Newell 0423 587 47


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