Council’s Waikanae River Recharge Project has won Infrastructure Project of the Year at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference being held in Nelson. The title is awarded to the council whose infrastructure project has led to improved efficiencies and effectiveness for local businesses, residents and visitors, and has contributed to an economic or environmental benefit for their region.
The win in the inaugural LGNZ Excellence Awards caps off a string of awards for Council which included double honours in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Awards and a Green Ribbon Award for reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. Council’s water supply project also recently won a prestigious planning award.
“We are having an unbelievable run,” said Mayor Ross Church. “These are national awards that recognise the very best in innovation and achievement. I am very proud to lead a Council that is being recognised in this way.
Mayor Church paid tribute to Council staff who had worked to develop the River Recharge Project, as one of the key initiatives to solving long term water supply issues in Kāpiti.
View the LGNZ promotional video about the River Recharge Scheme below.