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Stormwater Victoria is conducting the 2019 Awards for Excellence to encourage and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved. This year we have partnered with the Australian Water Association to create the 2019 Victoria Water Awards. The Winners of each category will be announced on Thursday, 5th December 2019 at ZINC Federation Square. To purchase tickets to the luncheon, click here.

Following the Judging Day held on 14th October, we are pleased to announce the finalists in the 2019 Stormwater Victoria Awards for Excellence:


Excellence in Infrastructure

Two for One - Tim Neville Arboretum & Dobson Oval IWM Scheme

Knox City Council

Upgrades and Augmentation of the Melbourne Olympic Park Stormwater Harvesting Scheme

Melbourne & Olympic Parks, City West Water and IVWater

Daylighting Dandenong Creek

Melbourne Water

Jones Park Wetland

Moreland City Council, Melbourne Water, Alluvium Consulting, Thompson Berrill Landscape Design, Contek Constructions, A.S. James Geotechnical Engineers, Sellick Consultants

Sassafras Stormwater Detention System

Yarra Ranges Council, Storm Consulting, Melbourne Water


Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design

Wollert Waterways – Overcoming the Challenge of Enhancing Habitats and Environmental Sustainability While Optimising Commercial Needs.


Alma Park Stormwater Harvesting System

City of Port Phillip, E2 DesignLab, Simpson Construction, Melbourne Water

Returning Our Lost "Wet Spaces" to the City's Environs - Creating Places Where People and Water Meet

Knox City Council

Thornhill Park Retarding Basin/Wetland Design

Spiire Australia, Melbourne Water, VicRoads


Excellence in Policy and Education

LGIDA 2018/19 Regional Victoria Training and Capacity Building Program (Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design)

Local Government Infrastructure Design Association, Stormy Water Solutions

InSite Water Integrated Water Management

Organica Engineering

Our Future Cities: 2018 Interdisciplinary Design program

Our Future Cities, Loci Environment & Place

Sunnyside Beach Stormwater Treatment & Education Project

SPEL Stormwater, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Clearwater WSUD Training

Spiire Australia, Clearwater, Jamie Comley Environmental Consulting

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Urban Greening, Economics and Community Perceptions

Victoria University


Excellence in Research and Innovation

Innovation in Passive Street Tree Irrigation for Large Scale Implementation in the City of Melton

Alluvium Consulting, Melton City Council, The University of Melbourne

Connecting Planning Land Use Controls with Source Pollution Monitoring

Bio2Lab, City of Greater Dandenong

Greenvale Gardens Floating Wetlands

Beveridge Williams, SPEL Stormwater

Permeable pavement maintenance research

City of Melbourne, E2Designlab

Stormwater Harvesting Partnership Fund

City West Water

Pollution Prevention Program, Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek

Melbourne Water

Measuring the Transition Progress of Councils Embedding Integrated Water Management as Mainstream Practice

Melbourne Water, E2Designlab, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Ross Allen Consulting

Urban Streamflow Impact Assessment (USIA)

Streamology Pty Ltd, CT Environmental, Sydney Water, University of Melbourne


Excellence in Strategic and Master Planning

Casey Green Wedge Western Port Integrated Water Management Strategy

Engeny Water Management, City of Casey

Chain of Ponds Collaboration - Transforming the Moonee Ponds Creek Through Collective Action

Melbourne Water, Moreland City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Hume City Council, Melbourne City Council, Yarra Valley Water, City West Water, Parks Victoria, Victorian Planning Authority, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek, Friends of Upper Moonee Ponds Creek, Kensington Association, Moonee BUG, Living Colour Studio

Planning for Stormwater in the Healthy Waterways Strategy

Melbourne Water

Integration of Passive Irrigation in Land Use Planning Across City of Melton’s Growth Areas

Melton City Council, Alluvium Consulting, University of Melbourne

Albert Park Integrated Water Management Plan

Spiire Australia, Warrnambool City Council, Wannon Water