The Shire of Manjimup has been awarded the annual Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (WA) Awards for Excellence for the category of Best Public Works Greater than $5M Award (Regional), for the Town Centre Revitalisation works carried out at the Southern Entry Car Park, Ipsen Street reopening and slip lanes, Ralston Street, the new Blechynden Street/South Western Highway roundabout and the northern intersection (Graphite/Perup Road) upgrade.
On Friday 13 March, Shire representatives Catherine Mills (Manager Technical Services) and Michael Leers (Director Works & Services) attended the State Conference awards ceremony, The IPWEA (WA) Awards for Excellence are for individual contributions to the growth and wellbeing of the Institute, excellence in significant engineering projects, and innovative practices in traffic safety management carried out by the public works sector and/or local government.
"The Shire is delighted to have won the award for this category" commented Shire President Paul Omodei. "The award acknowledges the best public works project that delivers the greatest benefit for the community. This is a great achievement for Manjimup given last year's winner for the same category was the Busselton Foreshore upgrade project."
Earlier this the year, the Shire submitted its nomination for the Awards that showcased the benefits provided to the community from the upgrade to the Highway and adjacent roads. IPWEA states "In Western Australia, public works engineering projects of the highest calibre continue to be delivered to the community, often without due recognition." They go on to say "The public works engineering sector deserves to be showcased and, by nominating for the awards, you are not only making your organisation's presence felt but also benchmarking your project against the very best in industry."
Authorised by Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Contact Sheri Laba, Public Relations Officer
Contact for comment: Paul Omodei, Shire President
Contact: 0448 810 773