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Two industry awards for Council water alliance

Published: 21 September 2016

Two industry awards for Council water alliance
The Engineering Excellence Award is presented to (LtoR): Ian Cameron, Tony Goodhew, John Walsh and Sandy Stewart.

Logan City Council’s public and private sector enterprise, Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, has been honoured by two engineering and water industry awards this month.

The alliance received a High Commendation in the Occupational Health and Safety category at the recent Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Queensland 2016, while the team’s Asset Strategy Lead, Aneurin Hughes, was named 2016 Water Professional of the Year at the Australian Water Association’s Queensland Water Awards last Friday night.

Council Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said that he was proud to see Council work teams and team members highlighted for their technical expertise and leadership.

“These awards were contested by two fields of high profile and innovative Queensland project teams and individuals. Council is very proud that our water program alliance and one of the alliance’s key team leaders have been recognised in this way,” Cr Pidgeon said.

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance incorporates Logan City Council, Downer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Cardno. The team delivers water and wastewater infrastructure planning, asset management, design and construction services for Logan City.

Cr Pidgeon said the Occupational Health and Safety Award recognised the alliance’s commitment to achieving ‘zero harm’ to workers and community members during the delivery of $300 million of water and wastewater infrastructure across Logan between 2009 and 2015.

“The alliance’s highest priority objective has always been public and workforce safety, and this focus has been reflected in an efficient health and safety management system and a culture where workers are accountable for their own and others’ safety,” he said.

The 2016 Water Professional of the Year award was presented to asset management expert, Aneurin Hughes, for his passion and commitment to the water industry, as well as his leadership and influence.

“Aneurin has spent almost 40 years honing his skills in all aspects of the infrastructure development lifecycle. At present, he is assisting Council to consolidate and further enhance our water asset management policies, systems and processes,” Cr Pidgeon said.

“I congratulate Aneurin and the Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance for their great work in Logan, and their ability to attract the recognition of leading industry organisations.”

For more information about Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, call 3412 9600 or visit www.logan.qld.gov.au (search for Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance).