If swimmers training at the Blackwater Aquatic Centre follow the award winning streak of the facility itself, the next Olympics must have Blackwater swimmers on the podium.
The multi-award winning centre can add another three titles to its collection. It took out awards for Sustainable Architecture, Public Architecture and the J.W. Wilson Award for Building of the Year at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2018 Awards for the Central Queensland Region.
Central Highlands Regional Council CEO Scott Mason said the awards demonstrated council’s commitment to sustainable investment.
‘This is yet another credit to council’s vision of building and providing quality facilities,’ he said.
‘We’re now invited to the State Architecture Awards in June.
‘Now it’s up to the swimmers to bring home awards for their efforts in the pool as well!’
Last year, the facility took out the award for Design and Construction of Public Works Projects over $10 million (Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.
Contractors, Hutchinson Builders, were recognised for the Central Queensland Project of the Year, as well as awarded for Sporting Facilities and Commercial Building up to $5 million at the Central Queensland Master Builder Awards.
For more information on the centre and previous awards, click here.