Ku-ring-gai Council wins top engineering awards
Published on 23 March 2023
The Council was recognised for the Lindfield Village Green and the regional playground at St Ives Showground.
The awards were presented to the Council last week by the Institute for Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA). The IPWEA is the peak body for public sector engineers across Australia and New Zealand.
Ku-ring-gai Council was awarded the 2023 IPWEA Engineering Excellence Award for the Lindfield Village Green project in the Multi-Disciplinary Project Management category.
Lindfield Village Green opened in February 2022 on the former site of the Tryon Road car park. It has a large area of open space for events and socialising, a café with outdoor dining and three levels of underground car parking.
The car park was built under a partnership with Transport for NSW and the Council, with reserved areas for commuter parking. There are also electric vehicle chargers for visitors and commuters.
The Council also received a highly commended award in the $500,000 to $5 million projects category for the regional playground at St Ives Showground, which opened in December 2020.
The playground was designed with accessibility as a priority and to reflect the rich history and environment of the Showground.
Play equipment in distinct areas offers a range of challenges for different ages and abilities. The equipment was also themed to reflect the reflect the Showground’s agricultural history and includes tractors, windmills and timber animal sculptures.
Since opening in 2020, the playground has attracted thousands of visitors from across Sydney.
Mayor Jeff Pettett said the awards were a credit to everyone who had worked on the projects.
“Both have been warmly received by our community and recognised by their peers for engineering excellence.”
Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0000.