The DMA Hydraulics team led by Rory O’Malley has been named a finalist in the 2019 Plumbing & Gas Industry Awards as the Hydraulics Consultant Design of the Year for our work on Sundale Garden Village at Tewantin.
The $120 million Sundale Garden Village project is a community living environment on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. It is the region’s first health and aged care facility to be certified under the national EnviroDevelopment sustainability certification, and the first to receive ‘six leaf’ accreditation in all six defined sustainability program categories.
DMA Engineers were engaged to complete the Stage 1, Precinct 1 and 2 hydraulic design consultancy. The project is currently out to Builder tenders for the Design & Construct process, with completion due mid-2019. Civil infrastructure works are currently underway within an existing swamp site.
The client’s desire to ‘kick some seriously green goals’ with their EnviroDevelopment certifications required innovative and unique thinking and ideas for the hydraulics design. The assessment-based scheme involves an independent review that looks for outstanding performance on the project across water, energy, ecosystems, community, materials and waste. Our work helped Sundale to achieve a six leaf level of certification: http://envirodevelopment.com.au/sundale-tewantin-noosa-project/
The winner of this award will be announced at the Plumbing & Gas Industry Awards Dinner at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank on Friday 19 July 2019.