The City of NPSP’s St Peters Street project sweeps 2024 Landscape Architect Awards

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters $4.45 million upgrade of St Peters Street has received four awards at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) 2024 Landscape Architecture Awards.

The Landscape Architecture Awards promote the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia and are an opportunity for public and peer recognition.

The St Peters Street Project took out awards in the following categories:

  • Infrastructure Award of Excellence
  • Water for Life Award
  • Healthy Parks, Healthy People Award

St Peters Street also took out the inaugural Minister for Planning’s Award which was presented to Mayor Robert Bria by Hon Nick Champion, Minister for Planning.

Mayor Bria said the St Peters Street Upgrade Project was a transformative project which was undertaken as part of the Council’s ‘complete streets’ approach to major infrastructure and asset renewals.

The complete streets approach involves bringing the staggered timing of the replacement and/or renewal of different assets such as footpaths, kerbs, road reseals and stormwater drainage works together at the same time.

Mayor Bria said receiving multiple awards in different categories for the one project “is testament to the thoughtful and innovative thinking that underpins the design of St Peters Street.”

“The St Peters Street Upgrade Project is a once in a generation project in that it traverses eight avenues and completely overhauled a tired residential street with crumbling infrastructure.

“The upgrade took over a year to complete given its size and complexity, but the result has seen the amenity rise a very high standard, which includes wider footpaths, verge and median plantings and over 150 trees planted on both sides of the street. The Council’s vision for St Peters Street was realised and now serves as a model for future ‘complete street’ projects,” said Mayor Bria.

The project has delivered streetscape infrastructure that:

  • provides safe and accessible movement for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists;
  • encourages physical activity and supports mental health to achieve healthier lifestyles and well-being;
  • maximises the extent of green landscaping and shade tree planting for comfort and amenity;
  • links movement between open spaces for both people and wildlife; and
  • integrates green infrastructure and uses recycled water for long-term sustainability, cleaner waterways and climate change adaption.

The Council is extremely grateful for the Awards and wishes to acknowledge the efforts of Council staff, consultants and contractors in the delivery of the project, including Landskap (landscape architecture) and Dryside Engineering, Plotworks and Cavocon.

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