MILLS Park has added another award to its ever-growing trophy cabinet, scooping Leisure Facility of the Year at Parks and Leisure Australia’s (PLA) State awards.
The Beckenham centre, which was re-opened last year after undergoing a $47 million facelift, was recognised at the PLA’s 2017 Regional Awards of Excellence on June 16.
The award came after the centre was officially named Australia’s first 6-Star Green Star rated facility earlier this year. It qualifies the centre for entry to the PLA’s national awards in October.
City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle was delighted with the award and said the facility had exceeded all expectations.
“It is a wonderful community hub, first-rate sporting complex and offers people of all ages a beautiful public open space,” she said.
The City’s project team and parks staff deserved equal praise for the latest award.
“Designing, building and now maintaining Mills Park has been a true team effort and all staff involved, as well as our project partners, have enabled the City to provide one of the state’s best leisure facilities,” Cr Searle said.