The Infrastructure Project Innovation 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 built and non-built infrastructure solutions which have delivered improved outcomes for the organisation, community and/or industry.

The category is split for judging at both a state and national level based on whether the project was completed in a metropolitan or regional area. The nominee should refer to the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA) map supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to determine which category they believe their project best fits into. 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 Water Association corporate member.

Closing date by state:
QLD: 5 August 2024
NT: 9 August 2024
VIC: 23 August 2024
WA: 4 September 2024
SA: 11 September 2024
TAS: 20 September 2024
ACT: 15 November 2024
NSW: 15 November 2024
Submission Criteria for this award:  
• Provide an executive summary that states the context of the project including why the project was being undertaken and the objectives of the project (250 words)
• Outline how the project is original or innovative (250 words)
• Outline the project’s relevance to the Australian water industry and how it is promoting a sustainable future (250 words)
• Outline the benefits of the initiative – social, economic, environmental and/or cultural – and how these benefits have been realised (250 words)

Items to accompany your submission:
• Lead-organisation bio
• 3 x images to be used in awards presentation


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  1. Click on the ’Login' above and create a new user account
  2. Complete the form and save
  3. Click on 'Submissions' and add your awards nomination 
  4. You will receive an automated confirmation email once your submission has been received. Remember you can come back to update the form later. 
*You can create multiple submissions for this category under the same account. If you have any questions regarding your submissions, please contact