Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW award for final stage of Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway

Sutherland Shire Council has won a third industry award for the final stage of the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway, which opened in April.

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW presented members of the project team with the 2018 Award of Excellence for the Infrastructure Category.

Previous awards were in categories of the 2018 AILA NSW Award for Excellence and 2018 CCF Earth Award.

The sixth and final stage of the path connects Shorebird Reserve and Atkinson Road at Taren Point.

“We have received some great feedback from the community, who have been enjoying the walkway, viewing deck and recreational space,” a council spokeswoman said.

The 400 metre long section, which cost $6.2 million, was the most challenging, involving restoration of a heritage wharf, remediation of contaminated land and protection of mangrove, saltmarsh and aquatic ecologies.

The five kilometre long shared pathway is part of the Botany Bay Trail, from La Perouse to Kurnell.

Construction of the five kilometre pathway was carried out in stages, starting in 2003.