Living Landsborough Engineering Award
Tuesday 18 April 2017, 5:19 PM
A collaborative community project to improve Landsborough has won an award presented by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (Victoria).
The Living Landsborough project was named the state’s best in the Capital Works Under $2million category.
Living Landsborough included delivering on actions identified in the Community Action Plan such as a new footpath to improve connectivity, an accessible toilet, an upgrade to the hall’s kitchen and two new cabins for the caravan park.
Council CEO Jim Nolan said this project was an excellent example of the community working with local and state governments to achieve a desired outcome.
“Council received $330,000 from Regional Development Victoria for the project, the caravan park committee of management allocated $75,000 for the cabins and Council also put in $80,000 from its budget,” Mr Nolan said.
“This collaborative approach has meant one of our smaller towns is now in a better position to attract visitors to the Pyrenees wine region, and provide accommodation for temporary workers in the wine and agriculture sectors,” he said.
“The upgrades also make the town more liveable for its residents.”
The Institute also recognised Ned Talbot, who was working with Council as a student engineer.
Ned received a commendation in the Young Engineer/Technician award category.
“Ned was with Council through a Federation University program, and he was a real asset while he was here,” Mr Nolan said.
Finishing touches are being made on elements of the Living Landsborough project, including furnishing the caravan park cabins.
The project is expected to be completed in May.
L-R Council CEO Jim Nolan, Student Engineer Ned Talbot, Project Management Officer Philip Diprose and Manager Engineering Robert Ladd