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Entries for the 2017 Stormwater Queensland Awards for Excellence are now invited.

Entries are not constrained by project or organisation size and will be judged on their merits.

Closing Date for Entries: COB Friday 11 August 2017.

Stormwater Queensland is conducting the 2017 Awards for Excellence to encourage and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved.

The 2017 Stormwater Queensland Awards for Excellence will be presented at the Conference Dinner, to be held in conjunction with the 2017 joint IECA–Stormwater Queensland Conference, on the evening of Wednesday 11 October 2017. Attendance at the Awards Presentation is preferred, but not a requirement of submission.

Why Should You Enter?

There are many benefits of winning a Stormwater Queensland Award for Excellence, including:

Recognition of the Project’s excellence
Showcasing and promoting the project, people and organisations involved
Demonstrating to all stakeholders that your organisation is a leader in its field
Recognising the personal achievements of your staff involved in the project
Ongoing promotion including media coverage
Having the Award proudly on display within your organisation
Providing an example of excellence that can be advocated and promoted elsewhere
Entry to the National Stormwater Awards for Excellence for 2017–2018. To be presented at the Stormwater National Conference Dinner in 2018.

Full Details and Entry Form can be downloaded here;

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Stormwater Queensland would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2016 Stormwater Queensland Awards for Excellence.

EXCELLENCE IN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Highly Commended

Project Title: A Cost Effective Way of Extending the Life of Deep Water Canal Pipe

Entrant: City of Gold Coast and Abergeldie Watertech

This application is in recognition of the City’s innovative solution to extend the serviceable life of deep water canal pipes. Without this solution, this asset group would not be able to be rehabilitated in a timely manner, thus increasing the risk of infrastructure failure for the City and affected residents and a higher financial burden for the City.

 

Winner

Project Title: Water Body Asset Management Framework

Entrant: Logan City Council and E2Designlab in collaboration with Lat27

Logan’s Water Body Asset Management Framework supports proactive management of their wetlands, lakes and ponds to deliver coordinated and cost effective management of these important assets.  The Framework and asset management plans developed by E2Designlab in close collaboration with Council and Lat27 define benchmark levels of service and asset class types which empower Logan City Council in making effective decisions on how to manage and prioritise maintenance  efforts.

EXCELLENCE IN INFRASTRUCTURE

Highly Commended

Project Title: Redbank Recreational Reserve Urban Stormwater Project

Entrant: Ipswich City Council, BMT WBM Pty Ltd and Plan Out Designs

The Redbank Recreational Reserve Urban Stormwater Project is a flagship asset that delivers on Ipswich City Council’s investment in sustainable development and infrastructure.  The project achieves a variety of best practice objectives in integrated stormwater management and overall community outcomes and is a direct result of the high level of cooperation and collaboration of the dedicated project team and stakeholders.

 

Winner

Project Title: Mary River Bank Stabilisation Project

Entrant: Alluvium Consulting Australia, Seqwater, Burnett Mary Regional Group, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Mary River Catchment Coordination Committee

The Mary River Bank Stabilisation project stabilised a 200m eroding river bank on a meander of the Mary River at Kenilworth which had caused substantial loss of public land.  The project resulted in protection of water assets and public recreational areas, improved public safety and amenity, improved water quality and the enhancement of riparian habitat for the Mary River Turtle, Mary River Cod, Rainbow Bee Eater and Giant barred Frog.

EXCELLENCE IN INTEGRATED STORMWATER DESIGN

Winner

Project Title: Jim Donald Parklands Integrated Stormwater System

Entrant: Ipswich City Council and Engeny Water Management

The Jim Donald Parklands Integrated Stormwater System project is a truly innovative and sustainable demonstration of best practice stormwater management within an urban environment.

The joint project with Ipswich City Council and Engeny Water Management comprises a multi-functional asset that provides flood mitigation, water quality improvement, stormwater harvesting, recreational and open space integration within the surrounding area.

EXCELLENCE IN POLICY AND EDUCATION

Highly Commended

Project: Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology and Waterway Management

Entrant: Alluvium Consulting Australia

Alluvium’s training course, Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology and Waterway Management, provides participants with a basic grounding in the fundamentals of fluvial geomorphology and waterway management interventions. Run over two days including a full day of field based case studies, the training focusses on the geomorphic and waterway issues directly relevant to participants in their day to day roles.

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Winner

Project Title: Field Research of proprietary stormwater quality improvement devices for Australian conditions

Entrant: Drapper Environmental Consultants, SPEL Environmental, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University

The field evaluation of multiple proprietary devices is the largest program of its kind by a single business in Australia. The research collaborated with several universities to develop a rigorous protocol for field testing and independently collect samples. It researched 8 different proprietary devices across 9 sites from Nambour to Nerang. The program has set a new benchmark for field testing proprietary devices in Australia.

EXCELLENCE IN STRATEGIC OR MASTER PLANNING

Winner

Project Title: Collaborative Corridor Plans – Bundamba Creek and Ironpot Creek 

Entrant: Ipswich City Council and E2Designlab in collaboration with Tract, LAT27 and Bligh Tanner

The Bundamba Creek and Ironpot Creek Corridor Plans developed by Ipswich City Council and E2Designlab have set a new standard for multidisciplinary waterway planning and collaboration. These plans have established a new way of engaging multiple stakeholders to achieve a common vision for corridor transformation. The outcomes of these projects will benefit not only the catchment they apply to, but will also set a template for future waterway planning across the city.

 

National Awards for Excellence

Under the Awards for Excellence protocol adopted by Stormwater Australia, only the recipients of the State Awards for Excellence will be eligible for the National Excellence Awards. Preceding two years of State award winners (2015 and 2016) will be eligible for the National Awards in 2016. Therefore, entry of a project into a State Excellence Awards is a minimum prerequisite for participation in the National Awards.

The National Awards is held every two years. The next National Awards will be announced at the Stormwater National 2016 Conference in Brisbane, Queensland on Wednesday, 31st August, 2016.
Should you have any questions about the 2016 Stormwater Queensland Awards for Excellence, please contact Event Coordinator, Lilly Barker on +61 2 9744 5252 or via email to lbarker@gemspl.com.au.