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Melbourne Water projects go head to head at this year’s Victorian Water Awards

Melbourne Water has dominated one of the categories for next month’s Australian Water Association Victorian Water Awards.  

Four projects, which deliver a lasting legacy for our future, have been named as finalists in the Infrastructure Project Innovation Award category.

Melbourne Water General Manager Program Delivery, Craig Dixon, said it is a big achievement to be recognised for excellence by water industry peers in this way.

“I congratulate all involved in these incredible infrastructure projects, including our project partners, for their collaboration, innovation and dedication to delivering outstanding outcomes,” Mr Dixon said.

“Melbourne Water manages all parts of the water cycle – and this is highlighted in the diversity of these projects. They cover improvements to biodiversity, reducing flood risk and setting world leading standards for wastewater treatment.

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“These projects will benefit the community and environment not only for today, but for generations to come.”

Melbourne Water is also thrilled to be a finalist in the Research and Development Excellence Award category. This nomination is for an important piece of work which complements the organisation’s recent partnership with international water companies Aarhus Vand (Denmark) and Severn Trent (United Kingdom). The three organisations are working together to develop technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of wastewater treatment sites to net-zero by 2030.   

The Melbourne Water nominees for the Vic Water Awards are:

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)

  • Tarralla Creek - A Waterway Transformation Project
  • Shakespeare Grove - Main Drain Outlet Renewal
  • Eastern Treatment Plant Tertiary Ozone Fugitive Emissions Elimination
  • Upper Yarra Dam Safety Upgrade - Detailed Design and Construction Support

Research and Development Excellence Award

  • Real Greenhouse Gas Emission Measurement and Reporting for Real Reductions as We Move Toward Net Zero.

The full list of finalists can be found here.  

Winners will be announced at the AWA VIC Water Awards Gala on Thursday 3 November at Melbourne Town Hall.

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