An Auckland Council Healthy Waters project in Mt Roskill has won Boffa Miskell the Sustainability Category at this year’s Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards.
Te Auaunga Oakley Creek also earned awards of excellence in Te Karanga o te Tui and the Parks Category.
The project prevents flooding from nearly 200 homes in three Local Board areas, enables housing intensification in a brownfield site, and established a river park along Te Auaunga.
The project restored 1.5km of Te Auaunga, daylighted seven piped tributaries, restored eight hectares of open space, and treated the water quality of the contributing catchment. It includes shared pathways and pedestrian bridges, community orchards, an outdoor classroom, and community fale and atea space.
You can see more about the project here.
In awarding the Sustainability prize judges said Te Auaunga Awa Oakley Creek Park embodies the principles of sustainable management. They said it had been “well conceived from the outset, with clear goals and objectives to achieve sustainability outcomes through a variety of initiatives and at a range of scales.”
The judges noted that “ landscape architects involved have clearly been instrumental in leading the design process and guiding their client and others on the project team to achieve these goals.”
“The project establishes a long-term approach towards landscape management and ensures the benefits adopted will continue to mature and evolve to bring a richness to this landscape and help to heal not only the site, but also the wider catchment.”
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