After a highly competitive local and global competition to search for innovative ideas to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions - Melbourne Water has named a winner.
A year since chemicals from a West Footscray industrial fire contaminated Stony Creek, Melbourne Water has released the final Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan for the much loved waterway at an event to thank the community for their input and support.
Melbourne Water has been acknowledged in the influential 2019 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine.
Local community members are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft ‘Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan’ to help restore, enhance and protect Stony Creek. It follows the West Footscray fire on 30 August 2018 which devastated a 5km section of the creek.
In an Australian first, real-time monitoring of an industrial stormwater catchment is being trialled by Melbourne Water to address industrial pollution flowing in to Dandenong Creek, the site of a high profile foam pollution event in November 2017.
Innovative upgrade to the Western Treatment Plant to benefit Melbourne’s water needs and environment
Construction is complete on an innovative nutrient removal plant which will significantly increase capacity at Melbourne Water’s Western Treatment Plant – where around half of Melbourne’s sewage is treated.
Melbourne Water’s Enhancing our Dandenong Creek project has won the National Program Innovation Award announced at OzWater’19.