Ponds Sustainability Project wins Awards
The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust and Storm Consulting have been commended for the Centennial Park Ponds Management Plan 2012 in the stormwater NSW 2012 Awards for Excellence. And the restoration work on the Ponds has also been conferred a prestigious Parks Forum Award for Excellence in Parks – Environmental Commendation.
Centennial Parklands has 12 ponds in total and they bear the brunt of stormwater pollution from a 600 hectare catchment in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.
The Trust commissioned a Ponds Management Plan to plan for the sustainable management of the pond system for the next 10 years.
The plan addresses a comprehensive range of issues including pollution capture and removal, aquatic weed removal, carp management, bank erosion and more.
The Ponds Management Plan 2012 is an ambitious document requiring investment of $1.3 million to address critical issues alone. Previous restoration works on Model Yacht and Kensigton Pond were the subject of the Parks Forum award. An annual maintenance budget of $176,000 has been proposed.
The Trust’s record of high quality capital works and routine maintenance should ensure the Centennial Park Ponds Management Plan 2012 is not a dust collector.
Mal Brown of Storm congratulates the Trust for their vision and assistance in formulating the plan. “This is the best example of proactive stormwater asset management in Australia. the Trust should be proud” Said Mal Brown.