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Stormwater Victoria will be holding the Awards for Excellence in May 2018.  If you are interested in receiving the Awards Nomination Kit when it becomes available, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Stormwater Victoria would like to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Stormwater Victoria Awards for Excellence.



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.


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.



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.



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