PIA Awards recognises Spit master plan

13 November 2019

The Spit Master Plan team won three Planning Institute of Australia awards at the annual awards ceremony held last week: Best Planning Ideas – Large Project; Public Engagement & Community Planning; and, overall winner. Congratulations to all the contributors, among them DR’s State Government client, project partner John Gaskell Planning Consultants, and the wider consultant team. The wins have come at an exciting time with the State Government having just announced the first three key infrastructure projects to kick off.

These three projects come directly out of the master plan DR and John Gaskell Planning Consultants developed over 2018-2019. This builds on the June announcement for a $60 million-dollar commitment to the plan from the State.

The projects chosen for delivery by November of 2020 are part of the ‘Ocean Park’ concept and include:

  • a 675-metre cycle pathway upgrade to the Seaway Promenade;
  • community infrastructure works on the Moondarewa Spit; and
  • share pathways linking the Muriel Henchman precinct to Doug Jennings Park.

Master Plans typically have very long planning horizons, often up to 20 years. They are therefore influenced by changing priorities, evolving community expectations and an ever-growing population. So, it is refreshing to see elements of a master plan being delivered in such a short timeframe that are true to the original document. DR is excited to see how the projects unfold.

Read more about this award winning project here.

Read more about the State Government’s recent announcement here.

DR would also like acknowledge all other PIA Award winners and entrants for their contributions to the stewardship of the state.