Park restoration wins engineering awards

Dan Cunningham of ACE, landscape architect Myles Busbridge, engineer Martin Coyle and parks manager Jeremy van den Bok. d426762
Dan Cunningham of ACE, landscape architect Myles Busbridge, engineer Martin Coyle and parks manager Jeremy van den Bok. d426762

Advanteering Civil Engineers and GHD received two joint awards in the environment and the small company projects categories for their work on the Hyde Park restoration masterplan.

The Hyde Park treatment train is the biggest bio-retention system in Perth and the only one constructed as a retrofit to an existing and established park.

Vincent CEO Len Kosova said it was more than a year since the project was completed and it looked fantastic.

‘Our analysis and testing shows that the objectives have been met,’ Mr Kosova said.

‘The engineering works have improved the water quality and helped fauna and vegetation to flourish, and have stood up to a hot Perth summer.

‘Everything looks and feels settled and healthy, and the lakes now retain ornamental beauty while requiring less water.’

The aim of the masterplan is to create a healthier ecological system.