SUSTAINABLE CITIES FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

ACTIVE SCHOOLS

Werribee Primary School, Creating Lasting Change, Sustainability Team

Yarra City Council, Educating for the Future, Melbourne Girls’ College

Yarra City Council, Connecting Children with Nature, University of Melbourne Early Learning Centre

St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School,  Lets Go Further School and RB Landscapes

CLEAN BEACH/WATERWAYS

Port Phillip EcoCentre, Baykeeper Catchment Education & Winter by the Waves, Port Phillip EcoCentre

Church of God World Mission Society Inc., The 2947th Worldwide Environmental Cleanup Campaign ‘Chelsea Beach’ , World Mission Society Church of God

Yarra City Council, A Voice for the Yarra River, Yarra River keeper Association

City of Greater Geelong, Lake Lorne Regional Conservation Reserve, City of Greater Geelong

Melton City Council, Ten years of litter removal, weeding, and replanting of the Toolern Creek, Friends of Toolern Creek

Greater Shepparton City Council, Victoria Park Lake, Council and community groups

City of Stonnington, Yarra River Biodiversity Project, City of Stonnington

COMMUNITY ACTION AND LEADERSHIP

Church of God World Mission Society Inc.The 2947th Worldwide Environmental Cleanup Campaign ‘Chelsea Beach’ World Mission Society Church of God

St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School, Steps to Sustainability, St Louis de Montforts Primary School, Catholic Education Office Melbourne and Sustainability Victorian

City of Greater Geelong, Nature Play

Wyndham City Council, Wyndham Environmental Building Blocks Program,  Wyndham City Council & Victorian Polytechnic

Melton City Council, Growing vegetables together in Rockbank, Rockbank Community

Yarra City Council, Roads to Parks Program, Yarra City Council

Yarra City Council, Victoria Street Gateway, Yarra City Council

Greater Shepparton City Council, Community Plan

COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Melton City Council, Partnering with community groups Melton Community Partnerships and Grants Program, Melton City Council and Melton Community Groups

Greater Shepparton City Council, RiverConnect, Members and volunteers of RiverConnect

Yarra City Council, In Your Patch: Local Sustainability in Action, Yarra City Council, Alphington Community Centre, Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Melbourne Farmers Markets, Solar Neighbourhoods, Yarra Community Housing, and Youth Support and Advocacy Service

City of Greater Geelong, Whittington Community Renewal Project

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Melton City Council, Just Another Pair of Socks bringing WW1 back to life, Melton Family History Group

City of Greater Geelong, Reconciliation Digital Projections 2015, City of Greater Geelong Community Development Department and Arts & Culture Department

Melton City Council, The Former Melton Courthouse our heritage restored and brought to life, Melton City Council

Yarra City Council, The Restoration of Collingwood Town Hall

Yarra City Council, Celebrating Yarra’s unique Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

City of Stonnington, TH King Pavilion and Stonnington Environmental Education Centre

Port Phillip EcoCentre, Well Waters Workbees: Elster Creek Pilot

City of Greater Geelong, One Planet Living Geelong

Yarra City Council, Leading the way in carbon management

Melton City Council, Bridge Road Childrens and Community Centre-Ecofriendly inside and out, Melton City Council, Brand Architecture and 2 Construct Pty Ltd

Greater Shepparton City Council, Wetlands on Victoria, Park Lake Developers, Residents, Council Staff, local businesses

City of Greater Geelong, Shell Road Reserve Precinct

City of Greater Geelong, Partnerships to Protect the Hoodie

LITTER PREVENTION

Bellarine Catchment NetworkCaring For Our Bays – Litter Hotspot ProgramBellarine Catchment Network

Yarra City Council, Beautiful bins reduce litter

Church of God World Mission Society Inc.The 2947th Worldwide Environmental Cleanup Campaign ‘Chelsea Beach’ World Mission Society Church of God

Melton City Council, Keeping Melton Beautiful successfully dealing with illegal dumping and graffiti

Wyndham City Council, Wyndham LitterWatch, LitterWatch

PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

City of Greater Geelong, Grassland and Grassy Woodlands – Hidden Treasures of Geelong

City of Greater Geelong, The Greenway Project, Council and the community

Melton City Council, Valuing Melton’s local birds a community engagement project, Melton Environment Group

Greater Shepparton City Council, Wetlands @ Gemmel SwampLandcare groups, council staff, environmental experts and GIS experts

RESOURCE RECOVERY AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

Yarra City Council, Recycling more and wasting Less

Yarra City Council, Food Know How, Yarra, Darebin, Maribyrnong, Moreland, and Whittlesea City Councils

Melton City Council, Using recycled green waste to grow southern African plants at the Melton Botanic Garden, Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden and Melton City Council

Greater Shepparton City Council, Refugee Garden, Friends of Australian Botanic Gardens, ABGS committee, Council and Contractors.

YOUNG LEADERS

Gio Fitzpatrick, Youth Wildlife Ambassador

Greater Shepparton City Council, Word and Mouth, Youth in Shepparton

SUSTAINABLE CITY OF THE YEAR

Geelong

Yarra City Council

Shepparton

Melton

Stonnington

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