River­side park re­furb se­cures top award

Eastern Reporter - - News -

THE restora­tion of a dan­ger­ous river­side park in Wood­bridge has been awarded one of Aus­tralia’s most pres­ti­gious awards for ex­cel­lence in civil in­fras­truc­ture.

The re­cently com­pleted project at Wood­bridge River­side Park won its cat­e­gory for a project val­ued at un­der $2 mil­lion at the Civil Con­trac­tors Fed­er­a­tion WA Earth Award on Au­gust 10.

A di­lap­i­dated plat­form at River­side Park, con­structed from as­bestos and con­crete, had been as­sessed as high-risk to pub­lic safety and the area had been fenced off for more than two years.

City of Swan Mayor David Lu­cas said the City con­trib­uted 50 per cent of the to­tal project costs, which equated to more than $500,000, as well as spe­cial­ist staff for land­scape de­sign and project man­age­ment.

“Wood­bridge River­side Park is one of the City’s most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions, and it’s won­der­ful to see the fore­shore re­stored to such an ex­cel­lent stan­dard along with a new green space, view­ing plat­form and river ac­cess area for the whole com­mu­nity to en­joy,” he said.

The project was com­pleted by MMM WA for the Depart­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tions.

It in­cluded the in­stal­la­tion of a piled view­ing deck, beach, gabion walls and land­scap­ing.

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