City of Gosnells projects have won five awards and received two high commendations at the 2023 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) WA Excellence Awards – including the prestigious GK Watters Local Government Engineering Excellence Award, for Robinson Park.

The Robinson Park subdivision and park development also won the Best Public Works Project Greater than $5 million Award (Metro), Excellence in Innovation Award (Metro) and Excellence in Environment and Sustainability Award.

The City’s work on a roundabout at the intersection of William Street and Camberwell Road in Beckenham won the Sarkis Petrossian Award for Innovative Practice in Traffic Safety Management and was highly commended in the Excellence in Road Safety Projects Award category and the Best Public Works Project Less than $2 million Award (Metro) category.

City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes and Director Infrastructure Martyn Glover accepted the awards on behalf of the City at IPWEA’s State Conference on Friday 10 March.

“The IPWEA WA Excellence Awards are an acknowledgement of the high calibre of work undertaken within the public works engineering sector and it was an honour to accept these awards on behalf of the City,” Mayor Lynes said.

“Robinson Park has been a significant success story for the City.

“What started as a 5.6ha space with a small ageing playground and large trees but no irrigation has been transformed into a 42-lot residential subdivision overlooking extensive landscaped parkland, an all-abilities playground and an off-leash dog park.

“The subdivision funded the project, brought new housing to the local market and improved community safety, with all new homes overlooking the park.”

Work at William Street included the realignment of Bickley Road to create the four-way roundabout, replacing the two previous T intersections. The project was funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, with work undertaken by the City of Gosnells.

“The William Street project has created a safer intersection for drivers, passengers and pedestrians and provided improved access to local businesses and the Beckenham Train Station,” she said.