We are proud to announce that one of our flagship research programs, Living Seawalls, has won the 2022 Banksia Sustainability Award for Biodiversity!

The winners of the 33rd Banksia National Sustainability Awards were announced at a gala event attended by more than 350 guests, finalists and winners at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre.

Guest speaker Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley shared her insights into the opportunities for sustainable development .

The ceremony was recently held on the 31st of March in Melbourne where Living Seawalls Co-Founder Melanie Bishop represented the team and accepted the prestigious award. The judges commented on the innovative factor lying in the development of a series of deceptively simple, visually attractive modular panels using 3-D printing that can be retrofitted to exiting marine-built structures. All of this is backed up by science and measure results. The development of guiding principles with a step-by-step approach for planning and the construction of eco-friendly foreshore developments impressed the judges.

The Banksia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that believes in the power of social and environmental impact through community engagement and sustainable business practive. Through the National Bankia Sustainability Awards, it recognises and encourages sustainability excellence, showcasing change makers that inspire and enable sustainability innovation, and builds purposeful communities for sustainable development across Australia.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

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