City awarded for excellence in parks and leisure

07 June 2019

The City of Stirling has won top honours at the Parks and Leisure Australia WA (PLA WA) Awards of Excellence, held at the Ambrose Estate in Wembley last night.

The awards, which received a record 58 nominations, recognise and encourage best industry practice and the achievements and outstanding work of individuals and teams employed in the parks and leisure industry. 

The City’s StirlingTree Trail event was a joint winner of the Community Based Initiative of the Year category for making a significant contribution to the community. The sustainability focused event shared the award with FORM’s Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, which was on display in Albany. The Scarborough Intergenerational Plaza, which was delivered in conjunction with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, also received a high commendation in the Play Space Award ($<) category for its contribution to a sense of place in the community.

The City received four nominations all up, with the Sunset Veranda Festival also nominated in the Community Based Initiative of the Year category and the Scarborough Beach Pool nominated in the Community Facility of the Year category.

City of Stirling Councillor Stephanie Proud, who attended the awards, said it was fantastic to see the projects recognised at an industry level.

“At the City we strive to deliver events and projects of the highest level that benefit the community and I believe all of the nominated projects have realised this,” Cr Proud said.

“A lot of hard work has gone into all of the nominated projects and everyone involved should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

The Stirling Tree Trail event along with all other finalists now enter the national round with winners to be announced at the PLA Awards of Excellence, Crown Perth, 29 October.

For more information on the awards, please visit the Parks and Leisure Australia WA website. For more information on the Stirling Tree Trail, Scarborough Intergenerational Plaza, Sunset Veranda or the Scarborough Beach Pool please search the City's website.

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