Awards highlight new trends steering the future of sustainability

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council Awards 2023 revealed exciting industry trends, as judges highlighted themes of stakeholder collaboration and local business empowerment.

Hosted on 7 September at The TimberYard Port Melbourne, this event showcased the pivotal actions advancing sustainability in the infrastructure sector of Australia and New Zealand.

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) is the peak body for infrastructure sustainability, advocating for the delivery of cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits from all infrastructure assets.

ISC Chief Executive Officer Ainsley Simpson said the awards continue the Council’s well-established tradition of driving best practice, acknowledging leadership and recognising role models.

“These awards embody our commitment to enabling sustainable best practice in the infrastructure sector.

The evening was sponsored by essential service provider Ventia, a company focused on creating a lasting and positive legacy for people and planet.

ISC Chief Delivery and Capability Officer Patrick Hastings applauded winners for their innovative approaches to collaboration and forward-thinking.

“This year’s awards honour nominees who challenge conventions, reshape possibilities and ignite a fresh perspective on sustainable infrastructure,” Mr Hastings said.

Spanning nine award categories, the Council received 72 submissions that led to nine winners and four highly commended nominees.

The 2023 award categories acknowledge organisational and individual achievement across social, governance, economic and environmental outcomes, along with outstanding individual contribution to the sector.

“As the infrastructure industry navigates this next transformative era, these awards stand as a symbol of progress.” Mr Hastings said.

Find the full list of the award winners and their projects here.


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