Georges River Council Wins 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards | County Leader of St George and Sutherland

The Georges River Council received three awards from the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW and ACT) for engineering excellence at its 2022 state conference on March 10.

Winner of the ‘New or Improved Techniques’ category, the Council’s standardization of amenity block design was a long-term project with the development of 25 standard designs to meet the varying needs of the community and sports clubs.

Benefits include simplified tender preparation, repeatable construction processes and techniques, ease of maintenance and repair, and improved daily routine cleaning.

Charles Pirie’s Inclusive Sports Facilities received a High Commendation in the “Projects Over $500,000 But Under $5 Million” category. The new sports facilities building at Kogarah Bay includes a canteen, warehouse, gender-neutral changing rooms, referees’ room, medical room, public facilities, covered barbecue and social area.

The inclusion of the Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan in the design of the building was instrumental in the success of this project.

Gannons Park’s water quality improvement and stormwater harvesting program also received high commendation, in the category “Environmental improvement project or initiative involving the recovery, recycling and reuse”.

The large-scale landscaping and stormwater treatment project restored a section of Boggywell Creek to develop an important public space and improve the community’s connection to environmental processes.

The project also won “Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design” at the Stormwater NSW 2021 Awards in December.

Georges River Council Mayor Nick Katris said: “We are very proud to have received three awards at this year’s Engineering Excellence Awards.

“The Council is committed to providing high quality and inclusive places for our diverse community to

exercise, relax, connect with each other and enjoy nature. We are delighted to be recognized for our dedication to improving facilities and spaces for our local community. »

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Annual Excellence in Engineering Awards aspires to endorse and recognize excellence in local government and public works projects, through inspiration, innovation, collaboration, development and project completion and technical management.

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