Merri-bek wins Premier’s Sustainability Award – Government Category (Media release)
Council has won the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Award (Government Category) for the Moreland Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan at a ceremony held last night (26 October).
The recognition shows that Council is leading the way by addressing urban heat in a warming climate.
The Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan 2016–2026 (PDF 2Mb) sets a clear approach for Council – mapping out projects required to transition to a cooler, greener and more liveable city.
The Plan will benefit Merri-bek by:
- increasing the community’s resilience to climate change
- creating health and environmental benefits
- boosting economic benefits, and,
- improving overall quality of life for residents and visitors.
Additional Merri-bek winners and finalists
Built Environment Category
Nightingale Housing – Nightingale 1 (Brunswick)
Recognised for new system assisting architects to develop housing that is environmentally, financially and socially sustainable.
CERES – Sustainability and Alternative Pathways (Brunswick East)
CERES is recognised for their delivery of sustainability educational programs that focus on applied sustainable living programs, horticulture, permaculture, cultural education, social justice and environmental education.
Government Category - Finalist
CASBE - Council Alliance of Sustainable Built Environment
Moreland Council was in good company with fellow finalist in the Government Category, CASBE being recognised for work supporting councils on projects like the ESD Policy and Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) tool.
Moreland was a founder of the Council Alliance of Sustainable Built Environment.