City of Nedlands wins at IPWEA WA

The City of Nedlands Perth wins at The Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) WA Awards, with the city’s LED street lighting program taking out the innovation award and The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space winning for public works projects between $2 million and $5 million.

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said the awards show the city is at the forefront of engineering and construction and is committed to delivering innovation across a range of works to benefit the community.

“In 2017 the City began the process of transitioning to LED street lighting with smart controls, providing significant cost savings and improved lighting along our roads.

“All existing private mercury vapour street lamps were replaced as a priority, and all new underground power projects feature LED lighting,” Mr. Hipkins said.

According to Mr. Hipkins LED-based streetlights have a lifespan of up to 20 years and are a more economic, robust and environmentally conscious method of city street lighting.

Nedlands hopes to have the entire street light network running on LED’s by 2028.

Covering 1.92 hectare The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space was designed by landscape architect Fiona Robbé and at its scale is the first of its kind in WA.

Both winning entries will go onto the national IPWEA awards announced in August.

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