The project won an Award for Spatial Enablement at the 2015 Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards.
As a result of this novel approach, Melbourne Water was able to:
— Save an estimated $20 million over 5 years in wetland management costs
Produce comprehensive, robust and reliable datasets and maps, eliminating most fieldwork
— Better prioritise works and maintenance activities due to improved understanding of wetland asset condition
— Measure asset change over time and use the results to inform better decision-making.