The Barwon Water Alliance has won a prestigious Earth Award for the Colac pipeline project, awarded by the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Victoria.
The CCF is the representative body of Australian civil engineering contractors. Their annual Earth Awards recognise best practice and environmental excellence in the construction industry.
The Colac pipeline project involved replacing a 6.2 kilometre stretch of water supply pipeline, increasing capacity and ensuring supply security for Colac. Construction in the Otway ranges presented multiple challenges such as limited access, steep and unstable terrain, working within a sensitive environment and extreme weather.
The award validates the outstanding work of the Barwon Water Alliance in minimising environmental impacts during construction.
Two other Barwon Water Alliance projects — the Lonsdale Lakes and Anglesea sewer main replacements — were also recognised as finalists.