Tenix CEO, Ross Taylor is excited by the nominations. “Four years ago we set the course for Tenix to be recognised as the leader in sustainable infrastructure delivery and these nominations show that we are well on track.”
In the Built Environment award category, Tenix has been recognised for taking the lead in using the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s IS (Infrastructure Sustainability) rating scheme to guide its sustainable design and delivery of two sewage treatment plants in North Queensland for Whitsunday Regional Council.
Council’s Mayor, Jennifer Whitney said, “Council has strongly supported the approach taken by Tenix in terms of sustainable infrastructure solutions, services and delivery, with the benefits to the community and the Great Barrier Reef the top priority. On behalf of Council, I congratulate Tenix who have worked tirelessly to achieve the rating as well as Council employees and those involved in the project.”
In the Water award category, Tenix is a joint finalist with the Melbourne Cricket Club, for the development of an innovative underground water recycling facility which now provides a sustainable supply of high-quality recycled water to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the surrounding heritage-listed parkland.
"The water recycling plant is a major initiative for the long-term sustainability, health and viability of Yarra Park,” said MCC CEO Stephen Gough. “It will also substantially reduce our reliance on potable water and increase park amenity for all users.”
The Banksia Sustainability Awards acknowledge excellence, dedication and leadership in various areas that contribute to the environment and a sustainable future, and attract hundreds of entries each year.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 9 October 2013 at the Banksia Sustainability Awards Presentation in Melbourne.