City of Mandurah wins one award, nominated finalist others, for Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre State 1 redevelopment


City of Mandurah Recreation Centres and Services staff Jo-Anne Prout, Wendy Murphy, Adrian Timms, Dale Christy,Doanne Dunn, Lesley Wilkinson, Wendy Cole, Craig Johnson and Paul Miller at the Parks and Leisure Awards.
City of Mandurah Recreation Centres and Services staff Jo-Anne Prout, Wendy Murphy, Adrian Timms, Dale Christy,Doanne Dunn, Lesley Wilkinson, Wendy Cole, Craig Johnson and Paul Miller at the Parks and Leisure Awards.

CITY of Mandurah has been named a winner or finalist in three prestigious awards.

The City won the Parks and Open Space – Development category for its Ocean Road Active Reserve and Waste Water Re-use project, in which it was nominated in four of the 11 categories at the awards, while Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre’s Stage 1 redevelopment is a finalist in the 2016-17 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.

In the Places and Space: Planning and Design Award category, the City will compete against City of Gosnells’ Mills Park project and the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Active by Design.

Selected from 70 applications, the nominations highlight best practice from a range of projects across WA’s thriving sport and recreation sector.

Department of Sport and Recreation director general Ron Alexander said the awards highlighted the breadth of work in the industry.

“They also highlight the excellent work, innovation and enthusiasm going on in the sport and recreation industry at the moment in WA,’’ he said.

Finalists are also vying for the overall Minister’s Award for Industry Excellence with $10,000 prize money.

Winners will be announced at a presentation breakfast on July 26.

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre was also highly commended for its Stage 1 redevelopment in the Leisure Facilities – Development category of the Parks and Leisure Australia 2016 Awards for Excellence (WA) in Fremantle last week.