Local Authority Initiative

Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award

Sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsion 

This award is open to all local authorities to enter an engineering-led initiative which benefits the community in which it has been introduced. Examples of possible initiatives could include: an energy saving initiative in a public building; road or traffic management improvements; waste initiative; development of local amenities such as a new playground, greenways, etc.

In the past there has been great diversity in the scale of the projects entered in this category. Therefore the judges may decide to make two awards to reflect the scale of the projects entered.


  • Lough Rinn International Rowing and Canoe Course Project by Leitrim County Council and Jennings O'Donovan & Partners Limited
  • River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme by Wicklow County Council


  • Returning Vacant Homes to use for Social Tenants by Louth County Council
  • Monkstown Village Improvement Scheme by DĂșn Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Atkins
  • Greystones South Beach Playground by Wicklow County Council and All Play