Join us for a webinar to celebrate three winning projects from the RBMS Awards Gala 2022! Hear presentations from representatives of the the following projects on their outstanding work. Have the opportunity to ask questions and (virtually) network with your peers over lunch.

Date: 22 February 2023
Time: 12 – 1:15pm (online)
Price: Free



1. The GHD Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge and Practice in Waterway Management – Winner – Healing Geboor through Wurundjeri Wiiñ

MELBOURNE WATER, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Narrap Unit, Forest Fire Management Victoria – Department of Land Water and Planning, Parks Victoria

A collaboration between the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Narrap Unit and Melbourne Water to deliver a multi-year restoration project of the headwaters of Riddells Creek. The Narrap Unit have played a lead role in the scoping, methodology, delivery and monitoring of this project.


2. Outstanding Waterway Management Project – People’s Choice – Melbourne Sediment Ponds Rapid Bathymetry Survey and Desilting Prioritisation

WATER4GOOD, Melbourne Water Service Delivery and Asset Management Services Teams, Carew Environmental, WaterInsites, Water Technology

Ensuring Greater Melbourne sediment ponds are cleaned out is critical to maintain its function and protect our waterways and bays from sediment and its associated pollutants. A novel rapid bathymetry assessment informing desilting programs prioritisation across an asset base of 580 sediment ponds.


3. Innovation in Waterway Management – Winner – Koondrook Weir Fishway

NORTH CENTRAL CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Goulburn Murray Water (GMW), Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH), Jacobs, Arthur Rylah Institute, KarlTek, S&R Construction, Barapa Barapa nation

For a century Koondrook Weir was a barrier to native fish migration, Koondrook Fishway now connects 140km of habitat in Gunbower Creek for the benefit of native fish recovery. Innovative design and construction methods were applied to succeed in a challenging and culturally sensitive environment.


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