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Merri-bek finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2023

By October 13, 2023No Comments
Infographic of a sustainable mid-rise apartment

Merri-bek City Council and Yarra City Council are finalist for a Community Champion award in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2023 for our Unlocking Sustainable Strata program.

More than one in 4 Victorians (26%) live in apartments or townhouses, and this number is forecast to grow.

The Unlocking Sustainable Strata program believes these residents must not be left behind in the transition to clean energy. The program is the first-step to generate systemic change throughout the strata sector by providing residents, owners’ corporations and strata managers with tailored, practical and evidence-based guides for cost-effective sustainability solutions in their properties.

The program was developed by Yarra and Merri-bek City Councils in partnership with HIP V. HYPE Sustainability, The Knight, and Strata Community Association Victoria (SCA Vic). Five customised, plain English guides have been downloaded 710 times. The program has engaged with 563 people and, via SCA Vic, 52 strata managers.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 23 November in Melbourne.

For further information about the Premier’s Sustainability Awards finalists, visit