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Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability Awards

The Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards recognise the community's efforts that help make our community and environment a more sustainable place to live work and play.

The awards identify champions in our community whose achievements can be seen and adopted by others. In its third year, the awards recognise leadership and innovation in sustainability, rewarding those striving to help make Greater Dandenong one of the most sustainable municipalities in Australia. 

Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards

Award categories

Sustainable Community

Recognises schools (of any size), homes, individuals and community groups.

Sustainable Business

Recognises commercial, industrial, retail and other businesses of any size

Sustainable Development

Recognises buildings designed or constructed with a environmental sustainability focus. Includes existing and newly constructed buildings or proposed buildings with a planning permit. 

Healthy waterways video competition

Invites residents between the ages of 5 and 25 years to create a short video that promotes waterway health. 

2017 award winners

The 2017 winner and finalists in the Community category were announced at the Sustainability Festival on Sunday 26 February 2017. Congratulations to the 2017 winner and finalists:

  • Winner - Yarraman Oaks Primary School
  • Finalist - Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association
  • Finalist  - Athol Road Primary School
  • Finalist - Noble Park Gardening Club
  • Finalist - Keysborough Resurrection - School Community Swap Group


Congratulations to the 2017 Business and Development winners and runner-ups which were announced in March 2017.  

  • Business Category Winner: Waste Converters / Smart Recycling
  • Business Category Runner-up: Biofuel Innovations 
  • Development Category Winner: The Quarter, Springvale
  • Development Category Runner-up: Somerfield Estate, Keysborough


The Healthy Waterways video competition is still accepting submissions until 5pm, 30 June 2017.

Read about past winners and finalists.

Award partners

The 2017 Sustainability Awards are proudly supported by the following partners: