Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary engineering recognised

Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary is a finalist in the Premier's 2016 Excellence in Public Sector Management Awards, the sanctuary is now one year old and has seen wildlife return to Bayswater.
Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary is a finalist in the Premier's 2016 Excellence in Public Sector Management Awards, the sanctuary is now one year old and has seen wildlife return to Bayswater.

BAYSWATER’S Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary has been recognised for its engineering at a state-wide awards event this month.

The City of Bayswater and project consultants GHD won the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards WA environmental category.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the awards recognised projects that safeguarded the environment and reduced environmental damage.

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He said the City and Department of Parks and Wildlife completed the $3 million restoration work to ensure its long-term health and longevity.

“Completing this project brings many environmental benefits, including greening our City preventing around 40 tonnes of general rubbish, 1.3 tonnes of nitrogen and 200kg of phosphorous from entering the Swan River every single year,” he said.

“This project is vital because our children will be able to enjoy this beautiful site for generations to come.”

Eric Singleton won against entries including Chevron’s Wheatstone project trunkline shore crossing and the Department of Parks and Wildlife Torndirrup National Park improvement.