Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Sustainability Awards

The annual Whitehorse Sustainability Awards recognise and celebrate individuals, schools, businesses and community groups within the Whitehorse community for their efforts in leading and promoting sustainable lifestyles. 

2015 Sustainability Award Winners

The winners for the 2015 Sustainability Awards were:  

Food Garden Award

Sustainability Awards 2015-1Winner

The Lambert Household 
The Lambert household are putting many permaculture principles into place including a greenhouse, bee hive, poultry, pond, insect hotels, gabion wall, wicking bed, capillary watering table and a two-bay compost system. More than 50 types of vegetables, herbs, fruit and indigenous species are being grown. 

Highly Commended

Poon Chiong Household 

Highly Commended

Lam YS Household 

Encouragement Award 

White Household


Sustainable School Award

Sustainability Awards 2015-2


Weeden Heights Primary School 
Weeden Heights Primary School’s Kitchen Garden program involves students in the growing, harvesting and preparation of food. The school’s extensive gardens feature raised vegetable beds, a chicken coup, composting bays, fruit trees, rainwater tanks and a kitchen for preparing produce grown. Also, there is strong involvement by parents and the wider community.

Highly Commended

Rangeview Primary School 

Encouragement Award

Aurora School 

Sustainable Business and Innovation Award

Sustainability Awards 2015-3


RSPCA Victoria
RSPCA Victoria has installed a sub-surface wetland system at its Burwood site. The system is capable of recycling the majority of water used on a daily basis to wash dog kennels. The system demonstrates outstanding sustainability and innovation. 

Highly Commended

Crown Coaches 

Highly Commended

Downies Coins 

Encouragement Award

Wattle Park Green Grocer

Sustainable Building Award

Sustainability Awards 2015-4

Winner – Residential

The McDonald household’s home demonstrates extensive environmentally sustainable design features including solar hot water and photovoltaic systems, LED lights, double glazed windows, shaded north and west windows and a rainwater tank. 

Winner – Commercial

Nunawading Christian College Nunawading Christian College’s Prep to Year 2 building has been retrofitted with many environmentally sustainable design features including passive design, skylights, daylight sensors, recycled floor materials, rainwater tanks and stormwater harvesting.


Sustainable Community Leadership Award

Winner – Individual

Sustainability Awards 2015-6 Kenton Johanson Kenton has made an outstanding contribution towards raising awareness and knowledge of sustainability among his family, friends, students and wider community. 

Winner – Group

Nadrasca Farm 
Nadrasca Farm provides employment, training and support services to people of all abilities in a rural setting. Nadrasca also aims to reduce its ecological footprint by initiatives such as planting and protecting native vegetation and installing rainwater tanks.  

Highly Commended – Group

Slater Community Garden 

Highly Commended – Group

Whitehorse Urban Harvest Swap


Overall Sustanability Award Winner

Sustainability Awards 2015-8

Kenton Johanson

For more information on the Whitehorse Sustainability Awards, contact Council’s Sustainability Team on 9262 6333 or email green@whitehorse.vic.gov.au


Previous Years' Winners

For more information about winners from previous years, please click on the following PDFs:

pdf icon  Sustainability Awards - 2014 Winners (589.85kB)
pdf icon  Sustainability Awards - 2013 Winners (794.95kB)
pdf icon  Sustainability Awards - 2012 Winners (1.46MB)
pdf icon  Sustainability Awards - 2011 Winners (481.54kB)