Proud to Team on two National Infrastructure Awards

WSP is proud to have collaborated on two projects recognised at the 2016 National Infrastructure Awards hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) this week.

Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney took out the Australian Infrastructure Project of the Year while the New Generation Rollingstock project in Queensland won the SMART Infrastructure Project award.


Speaking after the award ceremony, Vice President Asia Pacific, Andrew Mather commented: ‘The Infrastructure Project of the Year award traditionally falls to mega-projects such as tunnels or ports so it is particularly special to see Barangaroo Reserve recognised.


‘Barangaroo Reserve exemplifies all that is best about future-focused, sustainable urban design – it is an engineering feat with strong community support.


‘We have been involved in this project since the planning phase in 2000 and were instrumental in securing the first carbon-neutral lease clause in the Australian real estate market through our advisory work with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority.


‘The project has been welcomed from a community and civic perspective and we are delighted to see it gain further national recognition,’ Mr Mather said.


The SMART Infrastructure Project Award went to the New Generation Rollingstock project.


Mr Mather explained this project involved the delivery of 75 six-car trains for the South East Queensland passenger rail network and the construction of a state-of-the-art purpose-built maintenance centre at Wulkuraka, Ipswich.


‘Our team’s technical advice and cross-discipline review for the Queensland Government (Department of Transport & Main Roads) led directly to the SMART design technology used on the project.


‘The substantive use of BIM technology allowed for the creation and sharing of accurate project information.


‘This was the first time it has been deployed so extensively for a project of this size and scope for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.


‘The project represents a significant transport infrastructure investment that supports the Government’s long–term commitment to public transport,’ Mr Mather said. 


The Barangaroo Reserve project team comprised: the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Lendlease, Advisian, Aurecon and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.


The New Generation Rollingstock project comprised: Bombardier, Laing O'Rourke, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.


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