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Hurstville picked as a finalist for green award

By Louise Morrin

If living a sustainable lifestyle is high on your agenda, a property in Carlton or surrounding Hurstville City Council suburbs is a top pick. 

Recently the City of Hurstville was announced as a finalist in the 2014 Green Globe Awards, which is an initiative from the NSW government. The Green Globe Awards recognise "environmental excellence, leadership and innovation". 

This year, there are 53 finalists across the state, with a number of very innovative nominations identified by the government. There are many awards up for grabs by the finalists, including Waste and Recycling Award, Water Efficiency Award and an Environmental Innovation Award. 

Commenting on the nominations, judging panel chair Robin Mellon said there was a "diverse range" seen throughout NSW. 

"The outstanding leadership across all categories demonstrates that NSW continues to push the boundaries of best practice in sustainability."

In Hurstville, the Peakhurst Light Industrial Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme at local Hurstville Golf Course that piqued the interest of the judging panel. 

This system involves water capture and and an extensive treatment process in order to provide enough water to irrigate the entire golf course. 

"It captures, treats and reuses approximately 50 million litres of stormwater and saves an astounding 21 million litres of tap water each year," said Hurstville mayor Con Hindi. 

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