Winton Shire Council and Peak Services have taken out a top Queensland engineering award for rebuilding the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton.
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards recognise public and private organisations and individuals who have demonstrated best practice and innovation in public works infrastructure and services across the State.
The award for best public works project over $10 million recognises the rebuilding of the Waltzing Matilda Centre as a project of major national significance.
Funded collaboratively by Winton Shire Council and Queensland and Australian Governments, it has delivered a $24 million architectural project with an integrated world class museum experience in outback Queensland.
The judges commented that the modernised and enhanced home for Australia’s unofficial national anthem delivered on the legacy and guarantees a memorable visitor’s experience.
A total of 22 awards were presented at a ceremony at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane last night (October 23).
IPWEAQ chief executive officer Leigh Cunningham said the 2019 awards had attracted a record 69 nominations across 14 categories.
“The respect and exposure the awards bring creates awareness of public works professionals who are specialists in their field dedicated to public service and making a difference to our communities across the state,” she said.
The full list of award winners and highly commended award recipients is below:
|Road Safety||Winner||Move Safe Brisbane Pedestrian Safety Review||Brisbane City Council|
|Projects over $10 mil||Highly Commended||Telegraph Rd Stage 2||Brisbane City Council|
|Projects Under $1 mil||Winner||Cardwell Water Quality Improvement Project||Cassowary Coast Regional Council|
|Innovation||Winner||Palm Beach Shoreline Project||City of Gold Coast Council|
|Projects $5m-$10m||Highly Commended||Precast bridge building at Burketown: Beames Brook Bridge Project||Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Projects $1m-$2m||Highly Commended||Kirkwood Road and Lavender Boulevard Intersection Upgrade||Gladstone Regional Council|
|Projects $1m-$2m||Winner||Goondiwindi Levee Bank Restoration Project||Goondiwindi Regional Council and Proterra Group|
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|Winner||The ultimate airtask: the Greenbank Reservoir Complex renewal||Logan City Council|
|Environment & Sustainability||Winner||MBRC Standard Drawings Suite – Fauna Movement Infrastructure||Moreton Bay Regional Council|
|Projects $5m-$10m||Winner||Noosa Park Road Boardwalk||Noosa Council|
|Project of the Year||Winner||Noosa Park Road Boardwalk||Noosa Council|
|Projects $2m-$5m||Highly Commended||Peregian Beach Digital Hub||Noosa Council|
|Innovation & Sustainability in Water||Winner||Kenmore Jindalee Cross-River Water and Sewer Pipeline||Queensland Urban Utilities & Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure / Obayashi Corporation (AOJV)|
|Projects $2m – $5m||Winner||Mooloolaba Walk & Ride Bridge||Tod Consulting; Sunshine Coast Council; Alder Constructions; Place Design Group|
|Road Safety||Highly Commended||Toowoomba Region Road Safety Strategy 2019-2023||Toowoomba Regional Council|
|Projects over $10m||Winner||Resurrection of the Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, Queensland||Winton Shire Council and Peak Services|
|Woman in Engineering||Winner||Kym Murphy|
|Young Engineer of the Year||Winner||Michael Shellshear|
|Engineer of the Year||Winner||Marie Gales|
|Team Member of the Year||Winner||Tracy Greig|
|Futures Challenge||Winner||IPWEAQ Futures Challenge 2019|
|President’s Award||Winner||Trevor Harvey|