Award crowns record year

Published on 07 September 2018

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Surf Coast Shire Council has crowned a record-breaking year of project achievement with a major Victorian project management excellence award.

Council’s Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre project won the community services / development category at Australian Institute of Project Management Achievement Awards and is in the running for national honours.

Council has now won the Victorian award in three consecutive years.

The Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre was one of more than 250 projects overseen by Council during 2017-18. They ranged from playground and road upgrades to the creation of additional landfill capacity and delivering the Torquay Town Centre Urban Design Framework.

Together they resulted in a record $22 million in project delivery over the past year.

The Australian Institute for Project Management is the peak body for project management professionals. The awards focus on method used to plan and execute projects and reward strong project management practice.

“This is another outstanding acknowledgement for Council’s project delivery framework, which was established in 2016,” Mayor David Bell said.

“The framework places strong emphasis on governance, definition and control of project scope, financial and risk management, communications and engagement, and learning and continuous improvement.

“There are many variables in projects. Things may not always go to plan, however Council is committed to continuous improvement and the awards indicate that our efforts are taking us in the right direction.”

Surf Coast Shire Council won AIPM Victorian project management excellence awards in 2016 for establishment of its project delivery framework, and in 2017 for its Lorne Stribling Reserve Master Plan.

Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre was formally opened in April 2018.

The $6.7 million centre includes kindergartens, areas for Council services, consulting and community use rooms and amenities.