Parkes Shire Council has been recognised for raising the benchmark of Australian engineering standards by winning the most highly regarded engineering honours in the country.
The Parkes Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal Program won the Energy, Water and Resources Project category at the NSW 2018 Australian Excellence in Engineering Awards last week. Parkes Shire Council proudly shares the award with construction partners John Holland, Hunter H2O and Maddocks.
“Council works incredibly hard to deliver progress and value to the community, and we are incredibly proud to have been recognised with this prestigious accolade,” said Parkes Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Keith OAM.
The $100m capital works program includes the Lake Endeavour dam safety upgrades, the Lachlan River pump station and bore 8 refurbishments, as well as the major infrastructure construction that delivered Parkes a new water treatment plant, new sewage treatment plant and the advanced water recycling facility, and ancillary infrastructure augmentations.
The Parkes program competed with some of the state’s most prominent engineering projects, including the City of Sydney’s Green Square Library and Plaza development, and the $154 million Wynyard Walk. The Parkes program will be a finalist in the National Australian Engineering Excellence Awards in September.