Last night 140 delegates joined together to celebrate excellence in the Victorian Stormwater industry.

Winners were announced in six categories with judges awarding several Highly Commended awards in recognition the high quality of submissions received.

Chris Beardshaw (President of Stormwater Victoria) observed “It was really pleasing to see how many innovative projects there are currently being undertaken in the industry. These Awards celebrate success across Victoria with projects ranging from whole of catchment to individual on-site solutions.”

The Awards were the central event of the 2018 Stormwater Industry Conference where practitioners, policy makers and suppliers came together to discuss whether Water Sensitive Communities were “Inevitable or Pipe Dream”. As Andrew Thomas and Ann Pugh (Co-Chairs of the 2018 Conference) reflected “Water Sensitive Cities have been talked about for many years. We wished to explore the role of the community in this, and it has been great to see many presentations discussing the benefits of collaboration and co-design, to generate the best solution for all.”

Further details on each of the following winning projects will be available on the Stormwater Victoria website in coming weeks.


Category: Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning

Highly Commended: WSUD and IWCM Scoping and Prioritisation for Maribyrnong River and Koroit Creek Catchments; Brimbank City Council, City of Hume, City of Hobsons Bay, Melbourne Water, E2Designlab, Grace GIS & RMCG

Winner: Shaping Our Future: Ballarat City Integrated Water Management Plan; E2Designlab, Central Highlands Water, City of Ballarat, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, RMCG & ELM


Category: Excellence in Infrastructure

Winner: Booran Reserve; Glen Eira City Council, Sport & Recreation Victoria, Melbourne Water


Category: Excellence in Asset Management

Winner: Renewal of City of Casey Water Sensitive Urban Design Assets & Gross Pollution Traps; City of Casey, E2 Design Lab, Stormy Water Solutions, Optimal Stormwater, Felix Botanica


Category: Excellence in Research & Innovation

Highly Commended: Addressing the Impact of Septic Tank Systems on the Mornington Peninsula; Mornington Peninsula Shire, South East Water & Melbourne Water


Winner: Lincoln Square Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Harvesting - Purge Analysis; Storm Consulting, City of Melbourne


Category: Excellence in Policy or Education

Highly Commended: Clearwater Expansion: Building Capacity for Integrated Water Management Across Victoria; Clearwater, DELWP & Melbourne Water



Winner: Kingston Stormwater Quality In-lieu Contributions Scheme; City of Kingston, DELWP, Melbourne Water, DesignFlow & Marsden Jacob Associates


Category: Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design

Winner: Gippsland Heavy Industrial Wetlands; Latrobe City Council, Victorian State Government


If you have any questions regarding the Awards for Excellence, Media Releases or would like to obtain photos from the evening, please email Stormwater Victoria at

For more information about the winning projects, please click here.

Yours sincerely

Stormwater Victoria