Stormwater Australia are proud to announce the 2014 Stormwater National Awards for Excellence Winners and Highly Commended entries:

Excellence in Asset Management

  • Tools to Improve WSUD Asset Management by Melbourne Water (VIC)-WINNER
  • Water by Design Guidelines for Managing Vegetated Stormwater Assets by Healthy Waterways (QLD)-Highly Commended
  • Asset Management Plan for Brisbane's Natural Waterways by SMEC Australia (QLD)-Highly Commended

Excellence in Infrastructure

  • Banyule Community Stormwater Harvesting Project by City of Banyule, Commonwealth and State Governments, Melbourne Water and Fisher and Fisher (VIC) -WINNER
  • Stormwater Management at Western Sydney Parklands, Lizard Log by Equatica, McGregor Coxall and Western Sydney Parklands Trust (NSW)- Highly commended

Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design

  • Oaklands Wetland Stormwater Reuse Scheme by FMG Engineering, DesignFlow and Taylor Cullity Lethlean (SA)- WINNER
  • Crossing Waters: Bibbys Place, Making Places Together by Fairfield City Council, Bonnyrigg Town Centre Committee, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), NSW Environmental Trust, Storm Consulting and The Lot (NSW)- Highly Commended

Excellence in Policy or Education

  • Melbourne Water's 10,000 Raingardens program: working with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and community to raise stormwater awareness and drive community action by Melbourne Water, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group (BERG) (VIC)- WINNER
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council On-line Flood Information by Moreton Bay Regional Council (QLD)- Highly Commended

Excellence in Research and Innovation

  • MARSUO - Managed Aquifer Recharge and Stormwater Use Options Research Project by Goyder Institute for Water Research, CSIRO, University of Adelaide, University of SA, National Water Commission, City of Salisbury, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, SA Water and SA Department for Water Environment and Natural Resources (SA)- WINNER
  • UWSRA Stormwater Harvesting and Eco-hydrology Project by the International WaterCentre/Smart Water Research Centre, CSIRO, United Arab Emirates University and the Department of Science, Information, Technology, Innovation and the Arts (QLD)- Highly Commended

Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning

  • Detailed Total Water Cycle Management Planning for Moreton Bay Regional Council by Moreton Bay Regional Council, BMT WBM, Unitywater and Bligh Tanner (QLD)- WINNER
  • The Kingston Master Plan - The Next Generation in Stormwater Strategies by City of Kingston and DesignFlow (VIC)- Highly Commended


We would like to acknowledge the following finalists and thank them for the excellent quality of submisisons.

Excellence in Asset Management

  • (SA) AMLRNRMB Gross Pollutant Trap Asset Management Plan by Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Batural Resources Management Board and GHD

  • (NSW) Stormwater Assets: What? Where? When? How? Why? by Pittwater Council and Optimal Stormwater

  • (VIC) Street Scale Water Sensitive Urban Design Mainenance Review by City of Port Phillip, E2Designlab and Mebourne Water

 Excellence in Infrastructure

  • (QLD) Origin Alliance (Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Dinmore to Goodna) Culvert C14400 by Origin Alliance (Abi Group, Seymour Whyte, Fulton Hogan, Parsons Brinckerhoff, SMEC Australia and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads)

  • (VIC) Jackson's View Retarding Basin and Wetland System, Drouin by Stormy Water Solutions, Cartagen Properties, Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect, Craig Civil Design, Environmental Restorations, Sandridge Roads and Green Life Group

  • (NSW) Natural Connections: Urban Waterway Rehabilitation Works in Ironbark Creek Catchment by City of Newcastle and Soil Conservation Service

  • (QLD) Port Connect - Stormwater Quality Management System by GHD, BMD Constructions, Seymour Whyte Constructions and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • (SA) Water Proofing the West - Stage One by City of Charles Sturt

Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design

  • (NSW) Blacktown Showground WSUD Redevelopment by Blacktown City Council, Equatica, McGregor Coxall, Dragonfly Environmental, Park Equip and Jay and Lel Excvations

  • (VIC) Kilparrin Gardens Storwmater Harvesting and Re-use Project by Fisher & Fisher and Banyule City Council

  • (QLD) Noosa Flexi-Learning Centre by Bligh Tanner, Edmund Rice Education, Fulton Trotter Architects and Hutchinson Builders

  • (VIC) Victoria Park Lake Re-development, Shapparton by Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd, Aquatic Systems Management, Planright Australiasia, Neil M Craige, S&L Consulting Engineers and Martin Butcher Lighting Design

  • (WA) Parkfield Lake, Bertram Project by TME Town Planning

Excellence in Policy or Education

  • (QLD) Building Leadership Capacity in the Stormwater Water Sectors: The Design and Delivery of the International WaterCentre's Water Leadership Program by the International WaterCentre

  • (NSW) Using MUSIC in Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment - A Sydney Catchment Authority Standard by Sydney Catchment Authority and Tony Weber

  • (SA) South Australian Water Sensitive Urban Design Policy by Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

  • (VIC) Mornington Peninsula Shire WSUD Gap Analysis and Toolkit Development by Mornington Peninsula Shire and Spiire Australia

Excellence in Research and Innovation

  • (NSW) Analysis of Effective Impervious Area and Pilot Study of Losses in Urban Catchments by Cardno and Engineers Australia

  • (VIC) Regional Roof Water Harvesting in Warrnambool by Wannon Water

  • (NSW) Urban Rational Method Review by Cardno and Dr Allan Goyen

  • (QLD) TARDIS Software - Making your Rainfall and Stream Level Data from Enviromon Accessible and Useful by Townsville City Council, Reliant Systems,Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council

  • (VIC) Prioritising CCTV Inspection for Stormwater Pipes by Using Condition Prediction Models by Brimbank City Council and Victoria University

  • (VIC) Drought and Dendrocronology: making the business case for investment in stormwater harvesting by City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne

 Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning

  • (NSW) Holistic Water Cycle Management in South West Growth Centre (SWGC) by Managing the Water Cycle Strategies of Individual SWGC Precincts in Camden LGA by Camden Council and Cardno

  • (NSW) Manly 2015 Raglan Street Stormwater Upgrade by Cardno and Manly Council

  • (QLD) MBRC Total Water Cycle Management Implementation Plan by Moreton Bay Regional Council, BMT WBM, Unitywater and Bligh Tanner

  • (SA) Waterproofing the East - Eastern Region Alliance Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse by The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville (on behalf of the Eastern Region Alliance) and Wallbridge and Gilber Consulting Engineers

  • (VIC) Black Forest Road Catchment Integrated Water Management Strategy by Melbourne Water, City West Water, E2Designlab