28 May 2018
Gunnedah Shire Council is in the running for the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Engineering Excellence Awards after the recent completion of significant upgrades to the Gunnedah Waste Water Management Facility.
The annual awards, to be held in the Hunter Valley later this year as part of the IPWEA’S State Conference, recognise excellence in Local Government and Public Works Projects, as well as individual teams.
The $8.1 million project is nominated in Category 3 – Innovation in Water Supply and Waste Water, after addressing the following criteria – “the project must demonstrate innovations in water supply and/or waste water, reflect efficiencies and demonstrate cost savings”.
Acting Director of Infrastructure Services and IPWEA member, Daniel Noble welcomed the announcement.
“The plant has not been upgraded since 1968 and was in need of improvement to enable additional treatment volume to support the rising population growth of Gunnedah,” Mr Noble said.
“The project was in the planning for a number of years, with works commencing in 2017. The project was delivered on time and on budget and officially opened earlier in May.
“To receive this nomination is the icing on the cake and a sweet reward for the hard work of the project managers, in particular Manager of Water Services, Kevin Sheridan, who has been the driving force behind this project since its inception.”
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the peak association for the professionals delivering public works and engineering services to communities in Australia and New Zealand. IPWEA provides services to its members and advocacy on their behalf.
Almost all of Australia and New Zealand’s professional consultancy firms that specialise in public sector infrastructure – including roads, water, power, rail, ports and airports – have managers and staff who are members of IPWEA.
Photo Caption: Gunnedah Waste Water Management Facility has been nominated for the IPWEA (NSW) Engineering Excellence Awards.
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