Infrastructure Project Innovation Award 

Recognises significant and innovative infrastructure projects and initiatives within the water industry.

Nomination form

Judging criteria:

  • Initiative is innovative, unique or have other outstanding features which sets it apart from common practice among comparable programs
  • Project has relevance to the Australian water industry
  • Demonstrated or strongly anticipated environmental and/or water resource benefits as a result of the nominated initiative
  • Demonstrated or strongly anticipated social benefits as a result of the nominated initiative
  • Initiative incorporates sustainable design principles - social, economic, environmental
  • Evidence that the initiative was carried out or came to fruition during the two years preceding the nomination date


When completing the online nomination form you will be asked to answer the following.

  • Why was the project being undertaken? (250 words)
  • Project aim
  • Project objectives (please note if these objectives were achieved) (250 words)
  • Project value ($)
  • Number of people involved in the project
  • Project Summary (500 words)
  • What is the project’s relevance to the water industry? (350 words)
  • How is this project innovative? (350 words)
  • Can this innovation be transferred more broadly? If yes, how? (350 words)
  • What are the environmental and/or water resource benefits as a result of the project? (500 words)
  • What are the social benefits as a result of the project? (500 words)
  • How does this project incorporate sustainable design principles – social, economic, environmental? (500 words)
  • Please upload:
    - Lead-organisation bio
    - Hi-resolution photos x 3
  • Please provide a short introduction of the nominee, to be used at the awards presentation night, should they be selected as a finalist. (50 words)

 

2016 Winner – Australian Infrastructure Project Innovation Award 



Suncoast-Coolum-Maroochydore Sewerage Treatment Plant Reconfiguration, Unitywater, Queensland
Faced with the need to cater for a growing population and step up environmental standards of two legacy sewage treatment plants, Unitywater chose an innovative approach. Achieving their objectives by reconfiguring the sewerage network and closing one of the plants, Unitywater’s innovative thinking led to a whole-of-life saving of $57 million and in addition met all environmental goals.