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Griffith City Council has been recognised for its design and construction work on the Bagtown Roundabout.

At the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australiasia (IPWEA) Engineering Excellence Awards for 2018, Council received a highly commended in the category for design and/or construction of a Local Government/Public Works project greater than $500,000.

Director Infrastructure and Operations, Phil King, said he was extremely proud to accept the award on behalf of Council.

“This is a whole of Council project, securing the funding, survey, design and construction,” Mr King said.

“These awards are particularly competitive, with 105 nominations received in our category alone.

“I want to congratulate everyone involved. It’s nice to have the professional skills of the team members that worked on it recognised.”

Council secured funding in 2016 as part of Fixing Country Roads Round 2 and paired this with an allocation from Roads to Recovery for the $1.85m project.

The Bagtown Roundabout was officially opened to traffic in June 2017 after almost six months of extensive works, creating a safer, more efficient traffic solution to address the five approaches merging at the intersection.

The project was delivered on time and on budget and is the first part of Council's Southern Industrial Link Road. It was jointly funded between the Australian Government and New South Wales Government.

General Manager Brett Stonestreet acknowledged the exceptional work carried out by the Infrastructure and Operations team.

“Congratulations to the team involved with the Bagtown Roundabout. It’s a great example of the quality of work Griffith City Council produces,” Mr Stonestreet said.

IPWEA is an association that supports the delivery of public works and services with many of its members working for local councils, government agencies and consultants.