City foreshore a winner

Jake DietschSound Telegraph
The City of Rockingham foreshore won a number of engineering awards at the 2020 IPWEA,WA Awards.
Camera IconThe City of Rockingham foreshore won a number of engineering awards at the 2020 IPWEA,WA Awards. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

The first stage of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation has won two prestigious engineering awards at the 2020 Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia (IPWEA), WA, awards night earlier this month.

The Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation took first place in the Best Public Works Project Greater Than $5 Million (Metro) category, which recognises excellence in local government engineering. The redevelopment also won the G.K. Watters Award as the Best of the Best for 2020.

The aim of the revitalisation was to create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly precinct that connected the City with the sea.

City of Rockingham manager of infrastructure project delivery Ian Daniels, who managed the foreshore revitalisation, was endorsed as a Fellow of the IPWEA in recognition of his service to the industry.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the City was really happy to receive the awards.

“This high-level recognition from engineering peers is a wonderful endorsement of the quality of the project, and the calibre of the City staff who led it from start to finish,” he said.

“But as nice as it is to win awards, we’re even happier to see how much our community is enjoying the enhancements we’ve made to this beautiful stretch of coastline.”

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