The University of Western Australia’s Sports Park Master Plan has won a planning award for the town planning and urban design firm that developed it, Chappell Lambert Everett.
The AK Reserve/UWA Sports Park Master Plan received a Commendation at the Planning Institute of Western Australia Awards, where it was nominated in the Urban Design-Plans and Ideas category of the awards.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson congratulated Chappell Lambert Everett on the award.
“The Master Plan deals with an extremely complex site that includes a diverse mix of stakeholders, including UWA, State Government agencies, private schools, environmentalists, the community as well as a range of sporting bodies and providers.
“It also has a range of requirements, from protecting the environment to improving transport access, provision of on-site parking for major sports events and allowing for integrated use of sports facilities,” Professor Robson said.
The Master Plan was unveiled last year when the University signed a memorandum of understanding with the State Government over the development of a joint sports park at the Government’s AK Reserve and on adjacent University land.
When completed, the sports park will provide integrated facilities for most major sports and link them with the WA Institute of Sport at Challenge Stadium. The completed project will also house the State netball team, the Perth Orioles, and State rugby team, the Western Force.
Professor Robson said the University was committed to providing an excellent sporting environment for its students as well as offering its facilities to sporting groups. It is expected that the redevelopment will take about a decade to complete.
Chappell Lambert Everett won the award against competition from five other high-profile projects including Dunsborough Lakes and Carnarvon Town Centre.
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