Excellence in the Environment Awards


Denise Anderson
Senior Policy Officer - Environment

Phone: 02 9242 4056
[email protected]

Sustainable Infrastructure

Sponsored by Landcom

Winner Division A, Overall Winner

Bland Shire Council: Building climate resilient unsealed roads
With severe weather becoming more intense and frequent, the lifespan of unsealed roads is reducing. Bland Shire Council conducted a 12-month trial using different treatments on ten 500-metre sections of homogenous unsealed road. They determined the most resilient, safe, and cost-effective method to withstand different types of extreme weather.

Read more in the case study

A dirt road in the Bland Shire.

Winner Division C

Lake Macquarie City Council: Designing sustainable energy ecosystems for Council facilities
Lake Macquarie City Council added solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and electric vehicle (EV) charging to their open-air carpark to support the electrification of their fleet.

As well as providing a source of electricity, the PV panels provide important shading. The inclusion of bidirectional charging stations means that the energy stored in the EV batteries can support the council building at peak times.