28 NOVEMBER 2011
The City of Cape Town’s Transport, Roads and Stormwater Mayoral Committee member, councillor Brett Herron and Portfolio Committee Chairperson councillor Theresa Thompson have congratulated the Transport, Roads and Stormwater department on a very successful 2011.
The past 12 months has seen 15 different awards and accolades bestowed on the Roads and Stormwater department, 5 accolades to the Transport department for work done, while the Executive Director Mike Marsden also received two accolades.
“I think Cape Town can be very proud of the team. The department has many challenges to face in the coming years - particularly in ensuring good mobility across the City. These achievements give us encouragement and confidence that we are up to the challenges that lie ahead,” said Councillor Herron.
“It is an honour for me as the Portfolio Committee Chairperson to congratulate the department. These awards are indicative of the commitment of the department in making this a better City for all. To all the staff thank you and well done,” said Cllr Theresa Thompson, Portfolio Committee Chairperson.
The Roads and Stormwater department won the following awards in the past year:
- Hospital Bend Interchange upgrade (The SA Institute of Civil Engineering Western Cape Regional Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering for 2009, and the Concrete Society of Southern Africa: Fulton Award Winner in the Construction Techniques Category, 2011)
- Granger Bay Boulevard (The South African Institution of Civil Engineering Award Winner in Technical Excellence category for 2010)
- Buitengragt Footbridge (Winner of the Bridge Category in the South African Steel Awards, 2011, Winner of the Western Cape Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering held by the Western Cape Branch of the SA Institution of Civil Engineering, and the Joint Winner of the National Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering for 2010 held by the SA Institution of Civil Engineering)
The Lourens River Flood Alleviation Measures project in Somerset West, and the Kuyasa Station North Precinct also won a number of excellence awards. While the Transport department were recognised for the excellent work done during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Executive director for Transport, Roads and Major Projects, Mike Marsden, recently won two awards for an article he wrote about public transport.
Marsden won a PICA award for “non-professional writer of the year” for his piece, Resolving Cape Town’s Public Transport Crisis. IMESA also recognized his article as ‘Best article authored by a member of IMESA’.
“On behalf of the City, I would like to congratulate Mike on these two awards. This is a great honour for all of us,” said Councillor Herron.
In his piece, Marsden looks at the best and most creative ways of addressing the public transport needs of Cape Town.
“As we contemplate our designation as World Design Capital 2014 these award winning projects remind us of the power and importance of design in improving how we live in the City, said Cllr Herron.
- The PICA Awards, held annually, are open to all Association of Magazine Media (formerly MPASA) member publications. The awards acknowledge standards of excellence in magazine publishing and journalism. Through the PICA Awards, AMM believes that member publishers will aspire to sustain and advance the quality of their titles for the benefit of their readers
- IMESA is The Institute of Municipal Engineers of South Africa
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON
MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR TRANSPORT, ROADS AND STORMWATER
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
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