30 / October / 2019

Moreton Bay Regional Council Recognised in Top Award


Posted 30 October 2019

Moreton Bay Regional Council Wins Top Innovation Award 

Moreton Bay Regional Council has won a top innovation award at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ).

The awards recognise public and private organisations, and individuals who have demonstrated best practice and innovation in public works infrastructure and services across Queensland.

This award for excellence in Environment & Sustainability recognises Moreton Bay Regional Council's Green Infrastructure Team on the development of an Australia-first set of standard design drawings for fauna crossings - helping to protect wildlife while improving road safety for motorists.

Spokesperson from Regional Innovation Cr Darren Grimwade said the award highlights the exceptional work undertaken by Council staff to look after our wildlife.

“One of the biggest achievements this organisation has achieved this term is the green infrastructure initiatives and change of vision when it comes to the protection of the environment,” Cr Grimwade said.

“I congratulate the talented and passionate team who have worked tirelessly to develop innovative ways to improve road safety and help minimise animal-vehicle collisions in the region.

Strategic Planning Spokesperson Cr Mick Gillam said the award highlights Council’s commitment to deliver quality infrastructure that benefits all members of the community.

“We’re not only one of the biggest Councils in Australia, we’re one of the most progressive and I am proud of our hardworking staff who always have an eye for the future,” he said.

“In the face of unprecedented population growth, it’s clear we not only need to plan strategically to manage housing and development but also innovate to ensure our investment in green infrastructure keeps pace with that growth.

“We all love living in Moreton Bay and so does our wildlife, so I’m proud to be part of a Council that’s investing to help local animals not only survive but actually grow their numbers.”

Spokesperson for Environment Cr Denise Sims thanked the Green Infrastructure Team for their dedication and hard work.

“This infrastructure helps our flora and fauna so our environment is better supported and sustained,” Cr Sims said.

“The staff also went above and beyond to consult with the community members, making the installation of these crossings as seamless as possible.

“Congratulations again on the well-deserved award.”