Road Safety And Water Facilities Programs Win State Awards
Wednesday 24 May 2006
2006 Local Government Excellence in Road Safety
Port Macqaurie-Hastings Council's Aboriginal Road Safety and Licensing Program won the 2006 Local Government Excellence in Road Safety Award on Monday night.
The joint program with Kempsey Shire Council was commended for its identification of a local issue and road safety partners, innovation and coordinated planning. The program, which assisted aboriginal people to obtain their license, had such good participation rates and outcomes that future expansion is planned.
The Award was received by Council's Road Safety Officer Karen Thompson as part of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Annual Conference held in Sydney.
Council was also Highly Commended for the Mid North Coast Night Rider. Judges felt the project clearly identified a local road safety issue, not only through crash statistics but also through observational surveys and Police intelligence.
Engineering Excellence Award - Village Water Treatment Plants Project
At the same awards presentation Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's micro-filtration plants at three rural villages took out the Engineering Excellence Award for Innovation in Water Supply & Wastewater.Council's entry for this award, titled 'Three Villages Water Micro-filtration Plants', outlined the successful community consultation, investigation, design and construction of the Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point water treatment plants.