This award recognises significant and innovative infrastructure projects within the water industry that drive prosperity and sustainability. Projects that may be included in this award are those which involve new or upgraded infrastructure (physical or digital) which have delivered improved outcomes for the organisation, community and/or industry. 

In light of the exceptional work that all too often is done ‘under the radar’ in some of the less populous areas of our states and territories, we have decided to split the Infrastructure Innovation Award to ensure our regional members are provided more access to the Association’s recognition pathways. The category will be split for judging at both a state and national level based on whether the project was completed in a metro area or a regional area. The nominee will have the opportunity to select which category they believe their project fits best into and it will then be at the discretion of the judging panel should they determine the category needs to be changed. 
The same criteria will be used to assess the submissions in both categories (Metro and Regional).
This award is open to any Australian corporate member.

Closing date by state:
The 2023-24 season is now closed. Entries for the 2024-25 season will open in June 2024.
Submission Criteria for this award:  
• Project Executive Summary (500 words)
• Provide the context of the project including why the project was being undertaken and the aims of the project (250 words)
• Project objectives (please note if these objectives were achieved) (250 words)
• What is the project’s relevance to the Australian water industry and how is it promoting a sustainable future? (250 words)
• How is this project original or innovative? (250 words)
• What are the benefits of this project and have they been realised – social, economic, environmental and/or cultural? (500 words)
Items to accompany your submission:
• Lead-organisation bio
• 3 x images to be used in awards presentation
Optional video overview of the project (note: no score will be allocated to this video)


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  3. Click on 'Submissions' and add your awards nomination 
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