Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces Australia, a Surface Designs client, took gold and silver positions at the recent Sports and Play Industry Association’s awards night.

Organised by the Sports and Play Industry Association (SAPIA) to recognise and honour sport and play construction excellence among members, the 2016 SAPIA Industry Awards program was held as part of the National Conference at Sydney’s Q Station recently.

A key objective of the awards program is to support the association’s goal of promoting excellence and encouraging innovation in the design, construction, maintenance, surfacing and servicing of tennis courts, sports fields, playgrounds and recreation facilities.

Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces Australia took home the top awards for their Rosehill TPV rubber surfacing installations at the new Wulaba Park in inner Sydney (Gold) and the Tamworth Regional Playground in Tamworth (Silver).

2016 SAPIA Industry Awards – Winners’ List

Construction - Commercial Sports Courts

Winner: Dynamic Sports Facilities; Project: Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland

Construction - Domestic Sports Courts - less than $100,000

Winner: All Grass Sports Surfaces; Project: Private Court, Bellevue Hill, NSW

Runner Up: TEB Contractors; Project: Private Court, Glenside, South Australia

Construction - Sports Facilities

Winner: SportEng; Project: Deakin Uni Elite Sports Precinct, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Victoria

Surfacing - Outdoor Sports Facilities

Winner: Blacktac; Project: Lindisfarne Tennis Club, Tasmania

Runner Up: All Grass Sports Surfaces; Project: The Peak Apartments, Haymarket, NSW

Sports Equipment Installation

Winner: Grand Slam Sports Equipment; Project: Multi Use Sports, Wheatstone LNG, Onslow, Western Australia

Surfacing - Regional Play Space

Winner: RubberTough Industries; Project: Tom’s Park, Rotherhal Estate, Sunbury, Victoria

Runner Up: Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces Australia; Project: Tamworth Skywalk Installation, Tamworth, NSW

Surfacing - Council or School Play Space

Winner: Surfacing Contractors Australia; Project: Glenelg Foreshore, Glenelg, South Australia

Runner Up: Rubber Tough Industries; Project: Booran Road Reserve, Glen Huntly, Victoria

Surfacing - Child Care/ELC/PreSchool Play Space

Winner: Surfacing Contractors Australia; Project: Margaret Ives Child Care Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

Surfacing - Commercial Facility Play Space

Winner: Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces Australia; Project: Wulaba Park, Waterloo, NSW

Innovation Award

Winner: Play-Safe Services; Project: Automated Height Adjustable System for Junior Basketball

Image: Wulaba Park