THE City of Wanneroo received two development accolades at the National Growth Areas Alliance Awards this month.
The awards ceremony on November 19 in NSW celebrated excellence and best practice in projects and initiatives that support the development of growth areas across Australia.
The City’s ongoing work developing Yanchep with its development partners through projects such as the sports facilities at Splendid Park and revitalising the Mary Lindsay Homestead was recognised in the ‘Designing the outer suburbs of the future’ category.
Developing Australia’s first ‘smart playground’ at Kinkuna Park in Eglinton with Satterley, LandCorp, Biba and The Playground Centre saw the City take home gold in the ‘Creating value through growth’ category as well.
Mayor Tracey Roberts, who is also the alliance’s deputy chairwoman, said the award wins illustrated how innovative thinking, collaboration and investment in developing suburbs was delivering infrastructure and benefits for the community.
“We are so proud to have been recognised by the NGAA for our efforts in building connections and shaping our developing suburbs into rewarding and comfortable places to live,” she said.
“Yanchep has been earmarked as the next strategic metropolitan centre in Perth’s north, and building assets to shape the future of this area takes more than just investment – it takes a strong vision.
“To see this vision, along with state-of-the-art initiatives such as those employed in Kinkuna Park in Eglinton, recognised and celebrated is a testament to the City of Wanneroo’s forward-thinking and strategic nature.”