CBD-based organisations won three of the eight Melbourne Awards this year.
Melbourne Cricket Club won the Contribution to Sustainability award for its comprehensive waste management policies implemented since 2016.
The club has pushed the innovative waste management and recycling system at the MCG to deal with the rubbish of more than 3.5 million annual visitors.
Melbourne Cricket Ground environmental sustainability specialist Vince Macolino accepted the award.
Laneway Learning won the Contribution to Community by a Community Organisation award for its work encouraging life-long learning among Melburnians.
The organisation runs affordable weekend classes across a large variety of areas – “anything and everything” in its own words.
The classes are taught by ordinary people with experience in a specific area. Since 2012, Laneway Learning has had more than 45,000 attendees, 2300 classes and 450 teachers.
Laneway Learning general manager Maria Yebra accepted the award.
Chin Communications won the Contribution to Multiculturalism by a Corporation for its 26 years of translation, interpretation and engagement between the Chinese and Australian communities.
CEO Katie Ritchie accepted the award.