Earthco Projects has won the Premier's Regional Recognition Award in the 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards, for fostering a climate of collaboration to transform road maintenance by using PolyCom Stabilising Aid.
Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, congratulated the Earthco Projects team for their innovative work, saying they were an excellent example of leadership in sustainability.
"Earthco Projects works closely with councils, industry and other road makers, helping them work together to develop an environmentally, financially and socially sustainable solution to road maintenance problems," he said.
Earthco Projects deliver on-site project support for works officers and engineers and sponsor a Municipal Works Officers Association (MWOA) skills enhancement program for training and mentoring of municipal workers.
Overall winner for the night, recipient of the Premier's Recognition Award, was the Port Phillip EcoCentre known project 'Life Support for the Bay' in which community members collected and analysed small pollutants which affect the health of Port Phillip Bay.
PolyCom Stabilising Aid is manufactured in Adelaide, South Australia, by BioCentral Laboratories, and is used for the construction and maintenance of sealed and unsealed roads, road shoulders, airstrips and other pavements. PolyCom is distributed in Victoria by Earthco Projects.
A cost-effective and sustainable alternative to traditional soil stabilisation, PolyCom creates a stronger, longer lasting pavement and offers significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and maintenance expenses. It is environmentally inert and does not leach into soil or leave residue in water run-off.
© Earthco Projects Pty Ltd 2014