Logan City Council’s Flooded Road Smart Warning System has been awarded Excellence in Road Safety at the 2019 Institute Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Awards.
The awards recognise private and public organisations and individuals who have demonstrated best-practice, innovation and positive community impact in public works projects.
Acting Roads and Water Infrastructure Director, Daryl Ross said the award was testament to council’s commitment to better prepare the city for severe weather and ensuring the safety of motorists during floods.
“To date, Council has installed 60 flooded road warning signs, with another 29 to be installed prior to 30 June 2020,” he said.
“Once the new signs are operational, Logan will have 89 roads locations with significantly improved safety at times of flooding.”
Logan City Council is rolling out the project in partnership with Substation33, a social enterprise of Youth and Family Services (YFS) Ltd.
The IPWEA Australasia awards are every two years and feature winners from the previous two annual IPWEA Queensland Excellence Awards.
The IPWEA win is the third award for the Flooded Road Smart Warning System.
Council also took home the award for the National Asset Management for its effective use of digital engineering in life cycle asset management.
Digital engineering allows Council to more simply and efficiently capture asset details for complex asset groups and store this information in a way that assists Council in effectively managing these assets.
Mr Ross said the awards reflect Council’s overall approach to innovation in service delivery.