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Council pair scoop national project management awards

Friday, 5 September 2014

Council pair scoop national project management awards

Two Christchurch City Council staff have taken top honours at the New Zealand Project Management Awards.

Marcy McCallum and Lincoln Blair received the accolades at the Project Management Institute New Zealand’s annual awards in Christchurch last night. The awards, which recognise outstanding project management achievements, saw a record number of nominations this year.

Mrs McCallum took out the Emerging Project Manager Award for her work on two Port Hills projects – Parks and Tracks Reopening and Land Damage Assessment, Monitoring and Management.

Her work on these post-quake emergency response and recovery projects has focussed on risk mitigation for geohazards in the Port Hills following the Canterbury Earthquakes. Her nomination noted that “this programme of work adopted a specialist approach for assessing and defining risk which literally broke new ground, as there were no applicable New Zealand standards or precedents which could be applied.”

Mr Blair received the Public Sector Project Award for his contribution as the Project Manager for the South Brighton Community Transitional Facility. His nomination highlighted the dedication that went into the project, saying it “could not have been achieved without the open, trusting and community spirited teams of people and companies who did little complaining and lots of work, to deliver this community facility once again to the residents of the East.”

Christchurch City Council Chief Executive Karleen Edwards said the honours reflect the hard work of this pair, who like so many Council staff, have dealt with complex and unprecedented issues post-earthquakes.

“We’re really proud to see Marcy and Lincoln honoured for their hard work over the last few years on these projects that are of huge importance to the communities of the Port Hills and South Brighton.

“They have each worked closely with their colleagues as well as partner agencies, communities and residents on a one-to-one level, to truly understand the issues, and deliver the best possible outcomes for the people of Christchurch.”


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