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Excellence to be recognised at Western Australia parks and recreation awards

Excellence to be recognised at Western Australia parks and recreation awards
April 27, 2014

Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA)'s Western Australian region is to hold its WA Awards of Excellence at the South Perth Community Hall on the afternoon of Thursday 8th May 2014.

Inviting all industry professionals to attend a presentation that will recognise excellence across the parks and recreation sectors in Western Australia, PLA WA has secured Lightbase Pty Ltd and Lynx Integrated Systems as Platinum Sponsors for the event – sponsorship that will continue until 2015.

Award Categories

Award for Leisure Facilities - sponsored by Yardstick

Nominees:
Rockingham Arts Centre, City of Rockingham
Goldfields Oasis, Goldfields Oasis
Stirling Community Centre - Tuart Hill, City of Stirling

Open Space Planning Award - sponsored by​ Tredwell Management

Nominees:
POS Tool – a Public Open Space Tool for Perth and Peel, University of Western Australia
City of Stirling Skate and BMX Facility Strategy, City of Stirling

Parks and Open Space Development Award - sponsored by​ Domus Nursery

Nominee:
Civic Gardens Landscape Redevelopment, City of Gosnells

Research Award - sponsored by​ City of Swan

Nominees:
Active Open Space (playing fields) in a growing Perth-Peel: Implications of Bush Forever, Water Sensitive Urban Design and Liveable Neighbourhoods for active sporting recreation, Curtin University
POS Tool – a Public Open Space Tool for Perth and Peel, University of Western Australia

Playspace Award (projects under $1 million) - sponsored by Nature Play Solutions

Nominees:
Yallingup Playspace, City of Busselton
Wattle Grove Nature Discovery Playspace, Shire of Kalamunda
Dianella Regional Playground, City of Stirling
Yilgarn Way Reserve, City of Gosnells

Playspace Award (projects over $1 million) - sponsored by Josh Byrne & Associates

Nominee:
Esplanade Youth Plaza, City of Fremantle

Sustainable Initiatives - sponsored by​ Woodlands

Nominees:
Castaways, City of Rockingham
AquaCentre Energy Efficiency Project, Nue Wave
Public Parkland Planning and Design Guide (WA), DSR
City of Canning, City of Canning
Getting the Pool Temperature Right with Geothermal and Cogeneration, City of Fremantle

Award for Inclusive and Connected Communities - sponsored by City of South Perth

Nominees:
Churchill - Community Art Project, City of Rockingham
Southern Wheatbelt Sport & Recreation Project, YMCA Perth

Award for Events - sponsored by TriEvents event management

Nominees:
Castaways, City of Rockingham
Joondalup Festival 2013, City of Joondalup
Blessing of the River 2013, City of Canning
Summerset Arts Festival, City of Stirling
Welcome to Midlandia, City of Swan

Use of Technology Award - sponsored by Total Eden sustainable water solutions

Nominee:
POS Tool – A web-based Public Open Space Planning Tool for Perth and Peel, UWA

The PLA WA Awards presentation on 8th May will be followed by food and beverages.

PLA members can attend are free of charge but it is essential to register online or RSVP the PLA WA office at plawa@parksleisure.com.au.

PLA WA will be staging its 2014 annual conference on Friday 6th June at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle. Click here for details.

3rd August 2013 - BORROWING TO BACK KALAMUNDA WATER PARK REOPENING 

22nd May 2013 - WORKSHOP TO EXPLAIN PROGRESS OF KARRATHA 20:20 PLAN

30th November 2011 - WA HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE ‘SPRAY PARK’ GUIDANCE 

17th August 2011 - WA LAUNCHES SWIMMING POOL WATER OPTIMISATION CALCULATOR 

24th May 2011 - HEALTH FEARS FOR WA WATERPARK

18th August 2010 - WATER USAGE AND SAVINGS IN AQUATIC FACILITIES


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