IPWEA NSW Engineering Excellence Award

The Water Directorate sponsors an award for Innovation in Water Supply & Wastewater, awarded each year at the IPWEA NSW Annual State Conference in November. Councils nominate their innovative water projects and a team of judges travels around NSW to view the projects and make their decision on the winners.

2023

Winner: MidCoast Council, accepted by Robert Scott, Director of Engineering and Infrastructure

2022

Winner: Central Coast Council – Central Coast Water Security Plan. The plan was developed in collaboration with Hunter Water Corporate and the Department of Planning & Environment

2021

Kyogle Council won the 2021 Innovation in Water Award (postponed from 2020 due to Covid) for its Water Supply Augmentation project.

2019

Winner: Eurobodalla Shire Council won the award for Innovation in Water Supply and Wastewater for Cullendulla Sewer Rising Main Construction

2018

Hunter Water and Hunter H20 won the 2018 Category 3 Award for Innovation in Water Supply & Wastewater for Belmont & Cessnock Wastewater Treatment Plant Works Remediation project.

2017

Winner: Eurobodalla Shire Council, accepted by Royce Toohey, Support Services Engineer
Highly Commended: Narrabri Shire Council accepted by Darren Raeck, Director of Infrastructure Delivery
Highly Commended: Shoalhaven City Council, accepted by Carmel Krogh, Director Shoalhaven Water

Previous winners of this award are:

2016

Eurobodalla Shire Council, Kianga STP Condition Assessment Project
Highly Commended to Glenn Innes Severn Council,  and to MidCoast Water.

2015

Nambucca Shire Council, Bowraville Off River Storage Dam

2014

Yass City Council, Yass Dam Upgrade

2013

Wyong Shire, Mardi – Mangrove Link

2012

Eurobodalla Shire Council, Water Infrastructure Group and NSW Public Works, Northern Water Treatment Plant

2011

Kyogle Council, Sewage Treatment Works Augmentation

2010

Central NSW Councils (CENTROC), CENTROC Water Security Study

2009

Clarence Valley Council and Coffs Harbour City Council, Shannon Creek Dam project

2008

Tumut Shire Council and Shoalhaven City Council, Brungle Sewerage Scheme, Conjola Regional Sewerage Scheme

2007

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Port Macquarie Reclaimed Water Scheme

2006

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Three Villages Microfiltration Plants

2005

Coffs Harbour City Council, Telemetry – Switchboard Standardisation

2004

Wagga Wagga City Council, Installation of Pressure Sewerage Systems

2003

2002

Shoalhaven City Council, REclaimend Water Management Scheme (REMS)

2001

Dubbo City Council, Hydraulic Sewerage Modelling Project

2000

Dubbo City Council, Dubbo SCADA project

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