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Project Manager : Project Manager Oct Nov 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 23 COMMUNITY SERVICE AND/OR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: Livvi's Place Inclusive Playground ORGANISATION: City of Ryde The Liv vi's Place project saw the construction of a playground that caters to people with a range of physical, intellectual and emotional abilities. The playground features traditional play equipment as well as purpose-built play and landscape elements that offer opportunities for inclusion across all age groups. "The primary objective was to allow for participation, inclusion, accessibility and an overall equity and dignity to people with a disability by providing facilities that allow for fun activities with a sense of belonging," says project team member Jeff Kerr. When selecting the site, existing infrastructure was taken into account, as was the site's accessibility, layout and the direct line of sight from drop-off zone to playground entrance. The surrounding neighbourhood was also taken into consideration in terms of being located away from main roads but near transport and access routes. The project was funded by donations and delivered through the use of volunteer services. The project experienced delays due to the discovery of 150 tonnes of asbestos- contaminated soil. Several other factors contributed to the project's complexity, including the instability of the project environment, the use of new approaches, legal/social implications, the strategic importance of the project to stakeholders and the lack of stakeholder cohesion. The project was completed in February 2013 and the official opening ceremony was attended by 1500 people. SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS PROJECT: Groundwater Replenishment Trial Project ORGANISATION: Water Corporation The Groundwater Replenishment Trial Project began in 2007 and was the first of its kind to be carried out in Australia. The Project was completed at the end of December 2012 and cost $6.5m. The concept behind the Project was that an advanced water treatment process be used to satisfy the growing demand for water in Perth, WA. Groundwater replenishment puts treated wastewater through further treatment processes and then recharges it deep into confined aquifers to be stored for later use. The scope of the project included the design, construction and operation of the Advanced Water Recycling Plant (AWRP) and adjacent visitor centre, development of a regulatory framework with the relevant government agencies, ongoing monitoring of water quality and the groundwater environment, compliance with health and environmental guidelines, and extensive community and stakeholder engagement. The Project was driven by three key objectives: to engage the community and promote discussion and support for groundwater replenishment, to establish a regulatory framework, and to confirm the technical and economic feasibility. The trial project proved a success, with plans to complete the first stage of a full-scale replenishment scheme for Perth by 2016. • • • CATEGORY CATEGORY 89
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