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The Waltzing Matilda Centre continues to impress

Monday, 28 October 2019

The state’s best and most innovative public works projects have been celebrated at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland’s (IPWEAQ) annual awards, with Winton Shire Council and Peak Services claiming the hotly contested ‘Best Project over $10 million’ category for the Waltzing Matilda Centre re-build. Pictured from left: Peak’s Brent Reeman, Winton Mayor, Cr Gavin Baskett, Brian Jackson from Peak Services and Lana Maki from Peak Services.

In a category highlighting works of major national significance and featuring nine finalists, the $24 million outback Queensland architectural project and integrated world class museum stood out, with award judges declaring the modernised and enhanced home for Australia’s unofficial national anthem ‘delivered on legacy expectations and guaranteed a memorable visitor's experience’.

Winton Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Gavin Baskett, told ABC Radio Western Queensland’s Ollie Wykeham the new museum has been called ‘the Opera House of the Outback’ (listen to the full interview).

“To have something like that out in Winton is just another sign of how we love to punch above our weight and how we’re not afraid to do these massive projects,” Councillor Baskett said.

“It got a pretty big cheer from the crowd and I think everybody that wasn’t nominated for the award was happy to see Winton win it.”

The project was funded by Winton Shire Council and the Queensland and Australian governments. Brisbane City Council’s Telegraph Road Stage 2 was also highly commended in the category, as councils from Goondiwindi to Cassowary had their work recognised.

 

 

IPWEAQ Chief Executive Officer Leigh Cunningham said this year’s awards had attracted a record 69 nominations through 14 categories.

“There are considerable benefits for winners including industry acknowledgement and recognition from their local mayor, councillors and community,” Ms Cunningham said.

“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.”

Award recipients

Below is a list of all award winners on the night, with many other councils also being acknowledged for their great work:

Road Safety

Winner

Move Safe Brisbane Pedestrian Safety Review

Brisbane City Council

Projects over $10 mil

Highly Commended

Telegraph Road 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 $5 mil - $10 mil

Highly Commended

Precast bridge building at Burketown: Beames Brook Bridge Project

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Projects $1mil - $2 mil

Highly Commended

Kirkwood Road and Lavender Boulevard Intersection Upgrade

Gladstone Regional Council

Projects $1mil - $2 mil

Winner

Goondiwindi Levee Bank Restoration Project

Goondiwindi Regional Council and Proterra Group

Asset Management

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 $5 mil - $10 mil

Winner

Noosa Park Road Boardwalk

Noosa Council

Project of the Year

Winner

Noosa Park Road Boardwalk

Noosa Council

Projects $2 mil - $5 mil

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 $2 mil - $5 mil

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 $10 mil

Winner

Resurrection of the Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, Queensland

Winton Shire Council and Peak Services

 

 

 

 

Woman in Engineering

Winner

Kym Murphy

Transport and Main Roads

Young Engineer of the Year

Winner

Michael Shellshear

Proterra Group

Engineer of the Year

Winner

Marie Gales

Brisbane City Council

Team Member of the Year

Winner

Tracy Greig

Trinity Engineering and Consulting, Cairns

Futures Challenge

Winner

IPWEAQ Futures Challenge 2019

Mark Tomarchio, USQ

President's Award

Winner

Trevor Harvey

North Burnett Regional Council

 

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