Oct 24, 2019

Museum project waltzes home with major award

Museum project waltzes home with major award

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.

Winton Mayor Gavin Baskett accepts the award.

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
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