Trans­formed fore­shore wins ex­cel­lence award

South Western Times - - News -

KOOM­BANA Bay fore­shore has re­ceived its cherry on top with City of Bun­bury and engi­neers Cardno claim­ing top hon­ours for its re­de­vel­op­ment.

The new-look fore­shore won the Park of Year award at last week’s Parks and Leisure WA Awards of Ex­cel­lence for 2018.

City of Bun­bury and Cardno were pre­sented with the award for the multi-mil­lion dol­lar project.

Cardno land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture sec­tion leader Matthew Unwin said the award was a “nice finishing touch” to the project.

“It’s very re­ward­ing and demon­strates the fan­tas­tic hard work by con­sul­tants and con­trac­tors,” Mr Unwin said.

The award cel­e­brates and pro­motes vi­brant, suc­cess­ful, well de­signed and man­aged, new or sig­nif­i­cantly re­vi­talised parks and open spaces. It also recog­nises and re­wards ex­cep­tional ex­am­ples of best prac­tice in terms of de­sign and man­age­ment.

The mas­sive re­de­vel­op­ment was part of the Trans­form­ing Bun­bury’s Wa­ter­front project and saw the en­tire fore­shore area un­dergo a com­plete over­haul.

Mayor Gary Bren­nan said the award con­firmed the hard work the City of Bun­bury and Cardno put in to de­sign a world-class precinct for the com­mu­nity to en­joy.

“The re­de­vel­op­ment has been the largest ma­jor project in Bun­bury for a num­ber of years and has changed the face of the city,” Mr Bren­nan said.

“Koom­bana Fore­shore is a muchloved and utilised area by the com­mu­nity, vis­i­tors and tourists alike.”

Pic­ture: Kate Field­ing

South West De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion in­fra­struc­ture as­sis­tant di­rec­tor Ash­ley Cle­ments, Cardno land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture sec­tion leader Matthew Unwin and Koom­bana project man­ager Phillip Row­ley get into the swing of things at Koom­bana Bay.

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