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The purpose of SAPIA’s Industry Awards Program is to support the association’s goal of promoting excellence in tennis court, sports field, playground and recreation facility design, construction, maintenance, surfacing and servicing as well as product innovation. The program recognises the work of its members who are participating in achieving this goal, and provides members with the opportunity to celebrate their work.

SAPIA’s Industry Awards competition runs throughout the year, with winners announced during the Gala Dinner held immediately after our National Conference. In 2017 a record 33 entries were received, and the following projects were the Industry Awards winners:

S1 – Construction of Sports Courts (Commercial)
Winner: Jordin Sports Surfaces
Project: Sheldon College QLD
Construction of 6 international sized hardcourts and 4 cricket practice nets.

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S2- Construction of Sports Courts (Domestic >$100k)
Winner: Jordin Sports Surfaces
Project: Sunnybank Hills QLD
Construction of synthetic grass tennis court and cricket pitch.

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S3- Construction of Sports Courts (Domestic <$100k)
Winner: TEB Contractors
Project: Salisbury Heights SA
Construction of acrylic tennis court.

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S4- Construction of Sports Facilities
Winner: Dalton Consulting Engineers
Project: St Kevin’s Tooronga Sports Fields VIC
Design and project manage construction of multi sports project including soccer, AFL, cricket, athletics track, basketball, hockey, tennis plus more.

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S4- Construction of Sports Facilities
Runner Up: A.S. Lodge (Vic)
Project: Brunswick Cycling Club VIC
Construction and surfacing of velodrome.

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S5- Surfacing of Outdoor Sports Facilities
Winner: All Grass Sports Surfaces
Project: Anzac Park Public School, Cammeray NSW
Synthetic grass surfacing across multi-levels of new school, including chess boards, running track, handball courts, maze and pyramids.

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S5- Surfacing of Outdoor Sports Facilities
Joint Runner Up: Sportzone Group
Project: Moore Park Driving Range NSW
Resurfacing of synthetic grass driving range.

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S5- Surfacing of Outdoor Sports Facilities
Joint Runner Up: Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces Australia
Project: Balgowlah Heights Public School NSW
Synthetic grass surfacing of school playground including mini running track, handball, mini soccer and play areas.


S7- Sports Equipment Installation
Winner: HiTech Sports
Project: Cockburn Central WA
New regional sports centre and indoor training facility featuring 12 FIBA certified Level 2 comp high mounting level basketball backstops, 4 high level mounted courts dividing curtains, netball, volleyball, badminton and futsal courts, 6 court scoreboard/shotclock system.

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S7- Sports Equipment Installation
Runner Up: HiTech Sports
Project: Kennedy Baptist College WA
New college sports hall featuring 6 FIBA certified Level 2 comp basketball backstops, 1 centre roll courts dividing curtains, netball and volleyball courts, 3 court scoreboard/shotclock system, Big Smart fans.

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P1- Surfacing of Regional Play Space
Winner: Rubbertough Industries
Project: Arora Adventure Park, Wollert VIC
Cushioned (base) rubber and EPDM rubber top coat in colours which simulate the hues of the region.

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P2- Surfacing of Council or School Play Space
Winner: Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces Australia
Project: Halvorsen Park, Ermington NSW
Surfaced using a total of 361 sqm of Rosehill TPV(R) rubber wetpour to create a playground that gave the impression of water.

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P2- Surfacing of Council or School Play Space
Runner Up: Glooloop Surfacing
Project: Carrs Bush Park, Carrs Park NSW
EPDM rubber surfacing to new adventure playground, including vertical application of rubber to snake feature to create seamless snakeskin effect.

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P3- Surfacing of Childcare/Early Learning/Preschool Play Space
Winner: Rubbertough Industries
Project: Kool Kidz Child Care, Preston VIC
Cushioned (base) reubber and EPDM rubber top coat was used to create a safe and appealing play space.

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P3- Surfacing of Childcare/Early Learning/Preschool Play Space
Runner Up: Glooloop Surfacing
Project: The Kinder Garden, Menai NSW
Design, supply and construction of outdoor play space using CSBR rubber softfall, synthetic grass softfall, decking, timber balance beam and vertical gardens.

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P4- Surfacing of Commercial Facility Play Space
Winner: Glooloop Surfacing
Project: Nubo, Alexandria NSW
TPV wetpour surfacing in fit out of an internal play space, including wetpour designed to give the impression of cushioning on the terraced library seats.

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P4- Surfacing of Commercial Facility Play Space
Runner Up: Rubbertough Industries
Project: Casey Central SC, Nanne Warren VIC
Supply and install cushion (base) rubber and EPDM rubber top coat in six colours to complement the play equipment.

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I1- Innovation Award
Winner: Dalton Consulting Engineers
Project: St Kevin’s Tooronga Sports Fields VIC
Transforming a redundant quarry, brickworks and carpark into first class sporting facilities, which required varied and unique design challenges to be overcome. The site required complex engineering solutions from both the engineers and the turf suppliers.

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