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Ballina Shire Council entered the NSW Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) excellence awards in November, and came away winners!

The council received the environmental enhancement category for its Coastal Pathways project, which connects Ballina and Lennox Head

The judges were particularly impressed by the balance achieved in providing infrastructure that is very popular and well used, as well as sensitively mitigating environmental impacts and recognising the important cultural heritage of the location.

Ballina's award-winning new Marine Rescue Tower. Photo BSC
Ballina’s award-winning new Marine Rescue Tower. Photo BSCllin

The council also received a special award for the Marine Rescue Tower. In making this award, the judges recognised the functionality of the new tower, the unique design solution that was achieved and the innovation in the refurbishment of the associated public amenities.

‘I’m delighted that two important projects to the Ballina Shire community have been recognised. These awards are particularly competitive, with 91 nominations received. These awards are a testament to the vision and strategic planning of successive elected Councils and they also recognise the professional skills of the team members that worked on these projects.’ said John Truman, Group Manager Civil Services.

IPWEA is an association that supports the delivery of public works and services with many of its members working for local councils, government agencies and consultants. For more information on the awards, visit www.ipwea.org

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