State of the Bays website wins at the Government Design Awards

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State of the Bays website designed by Weave Web Communications

The State of the Bays website, launched in December 2016, has won silver at the Government Design Awards in the category of Digital Government Services.

The website uses sophisticated methods to disseminate environmental science and policy to all Victorians – an innovative move for both the state’s public and private sectors.

Using a highly visual and easy-to-read format with accessible, plain-English language, the website successfully breaks down scientific terminology and succinctly disseminates key facts and figures about the areas’ flora , fauna and functions. The result is an interactive report which provides a baseline study of the health of both bays, giving a timely stock take of the current knowledge of ecosystems, habitats and species.

Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, said, 'This is the first time the Commission has produced a science report in web format, so we're all delighted with the news that the site has won a silver.'

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability would like to further extend congratulations to the team at Weave Web Communications for their collaboration and creative vision.

The Government Design Awards were created to celebrate design and innovation projects within the public sector nationally. Nominations are across space, object, visual and experience design categories, and the awards culminate with the announcement of best project, best transformation and innovation awards. The awards are open to all design, innovation and transformation projects through local, state and federal government sectors.

‘Design allows Government to provide innovation services that put people first. It’s fantastic to see so many outstanding examples of the public sector design and innovation throughout the awards,’ said Melbourne Design Awards Chairman Mark Bergin.

See a list of all winners