Wharf design nominations

THE new Murray River wharf at Koondrook has been shortlisted in three separate categories of the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards.

The entrance to the new Murray River wharf at Koondrook.

The entrance to the new Murray River wharf at Koondrook.

Gannawarra mayor Cr Brian Gibson said that it was a great honour to have the wharf recognised at a State level.

"The nomination was submitted by the architect company Terroir who designed the wharf," he said.

"To be shortlisted in three categories is a remarkable achievement and an acknowledgement to the architect as well as council staff and community members who worked together on the design."

A total of 268 entries were received for the awards with 108 entries shortlisted in 14 categories. The Koondrook wharf has been shortlisted in the Small Project, Urban Design and Regional categories.

Shire infrastructure director, Geoff Rollinson said that the wharf is up against some significant architectural projects.

"The Koondrook wharf features amongst projects such as the Monash Transport Exchange, Sorrento Visitor Centre and the New Academic Street at RMIT University," he said.

"It is fantastic to have the Koondrook wharf promoted and being recognised amongst these projects. Hopefully this will entice additional people to come to the area to view the wharf and enjoy all that Koondrook and our wider area has to offer."

The 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards will be announced on June 29. Winners will then progress to the National Architecture Awards to be announced in November.

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