Invercargill’s Stead Street Stopbank, Speed Management win merit awards

Two Council projects gained second-place merit awards at the IPWEA NZ Asset Management Excellence Awards 2023 last night.

The Invercargill Speed Management and Stead Street Stopbank Upgrade projects were recognised in the awards, held by the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia – New Zealand (IPWEA NZ). IPWEA – NZ is the industry association for professionals who deliver public works and engineering services to communities in New Zealand.

Council acting Chief Executive Erin Moogan said it was the first time Invercargill City Council projects had been entered in the awards and to gain merit standings was “just great”.

Invercargill Speed Management came second in the Road Safety category for the Invercargill Road Network speed limit review, which was designed to reduce the number of killed or seriously injured people within the Invercargill area, while the Stead Street Stopbank Upgrade came second in the Environment & Sustainability category.

The winners were announced as part of the Te Whakaohooho i ngā Rangatira o Āpōpō | Inspiring Our Next Generation Conference in Rotorua.