Awards for excellence Stormwater NSW 2022-01

2022 Winning Projects

Excellence in Infrastructure – Highly Commended

Kinch Reserve Bank Renewal

Canterbury Bankstown City Council

All the judges agreed that this project is to be congratulated for preserving and enhancing a natural channel with several site constraints including an endangered ecological community, whilst planning for further staged enhancements. Special mention to Craig Naughton for championing this initiative within Council.

Excellence in Asset Management – Winner

The Ultimate Stormwater Asset Management Program covering the entire ACT

Optimal Stormwater and Roads ACT

All the judges agreed that this project was a great demonstration of stormwater asset auditing done on a huge scale, resulting in a combination of improved infrastructure upgrades, frequency of maintenance and behaviour change outcomes.

Excellence in Policy and Education – Winner

Blacktown’s WSUD compliance educational package

Blacktown City Council

All the judges agreed that the project was a proactive approach to ensure education and compliance for both legacy and new WSUD developments. Package can be applicable and transferrable across all local government.

Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design – Winner

Birrigan Iluka Beach

Burchills Engineering Solutions, Stephens Group, the Birrigan Gargle Local Aboriginal Land Council, Ocean Park Consulting, Holloway Group, and Byrns Lardner

All the judges agreed the project was an excellent example of integrated stormwater design, responding to a range of constraints and seizing opportunities – demonstrating both subdivision and lot scale WSUD applications and negotiated between multiple stakeholders to maximise environmental outcomes.

Young Professional Of the Year 2022 – Winner

Daniel Rider

Blacktown City Council

One of our leading councils has taken on a challenge that has not been tackled before. Council took on a young science graduate and invited them to the party and invited them to step up. And step up they did!

The result was an Australian first.  Our YP of the Year put themself into the shoes of council’s customers and made a complicated job simple. They provided clear instructions and thousands of customers have responded by providing the right information in the right form to get a great outcome. I speak of course about the Blacktown Council Private WSUD Compliance Program.

For a young man that graduated in 2018 he has come far. He has taken on virgin ground and developed and delivered in spades. He has been central in the development of the WSUD Compliance Program Manual as well as developing the architecture for software to streamline the collection of field data and integration of that into council processes. Further, he has actively promoted the program across the country delivering presentations and papers at leading industry forums. And by all accounts these presentations have been well received. A fantastic effort.