IPWEA infrastructure and public works award winners announced

By on 4 September, 2019

Representatives of the winning projects of the 2019 IPWEA Public Works and Infrastructure Awards at the gala presentation in Hobart.

The Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia has awarded outstanding public works engineering projects and professionals at a gala event in Hobart.

Taking place during the the 2019 IPWEA International Public Works Conference, the winners were finalists in their respective categories in divisional awards held earlier in the year.

Five of the 15 awards were taken out by Queensland projects, and three to New Zealanders, including Best Public Works Project over $5.0m for the rebuild of a Christchurch family playground after the 2010 earthquakes.

“It was said during the conference that public works engineers ‘hold the world together’ while remaining quietly in the background,” said IPWEA CEO Cathy Morcom.

“The IPWEA International Public Works Conference Excellence Awards publicly recognises the contributions by these professionals to outstanding project design and innovation; high quality results and dedicated community service.

“Congratulations to all IPWC award finalists and winners on their dedication, hard work and achievements.”

The winners of the 2019 IPWEA awards are listed below.

Best Public Works Project 2019 under $2.0m: Five Dock Main streetscape improvements, City of Canada Bay, New South Wales.

Best Public Works Project 2019 $2.0m – $5.0m: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Toogoolawah to Moore, Somerset Regional Council, Queensland

Best Public Works Project 2019 over $5.0m: Margaret Mahy Family Playground, Christchurch, CERA and WSP Opus, New Zealand

Excellence in Asset Management 2019: Wellington Water Supply Resilience Study, Wellington Water and Stantec, New Zealand

Excellence in Project Innovation 2019: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland

Excellence in Water Project 2019: Hartfield Park Waterproofing Project, City of Kalamundra, Western Australia

Excellence in Road Safety 2019: Flooded Roads Smart Warning System, Logan City Council, Queensland

Excellence in Environment & Sustainability 2019: Bayswater Brook Catchment Management Plan, City of Bayswater, Western Australia

Young IPWEA Emerging Leader Award 2019: Ben Clark, City of Adelaide, South Australia

IPWEA Australasia Public Works Leadership Medal 2019, sponsored and presented by Engineers Australia: Ossie Martinz, City of Monash, Victoria

IPWEA Australasia Public Works Medal for Project of the Year 2019, sponsored and presented by Engineers Australia: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Toogoolawah to Moore,  Somerset Regional Council, Queensland

Keith H Wood Medal: Ken Halstead (NSW)

National Asset Management Award (NAMie): For Best Asset Management Paper presented at the conference, Digital Engineering for Local Government Infrastructure Planning and Management, Ashish Shah, Logan City Council

E.J. (Ted) Hooper Medal: For best conference paper:  Temuka Water Event (Asbestos), Ashley Harper, Timaru District Council

People’s Choice Award: For best conference presentation: The Tyranny of Distance – Challenges of Infrastructure Delivery in Remote Indigenous Communities, Jo O’Brien, Tonkin Consulting

Congratulations to all winners from Spatial Source.

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