Managing Director of ThomsonAdsett New South Wales, Mr Charles Glanville, will be part of a judging panel for a design competition to upgrade Penrith's Victoria Bridge.
The competition is being held to shape the design direction of the bridge, as part of a $20 million upgrade of the 142 year old structure.
extensive local design knowledge to the judging process, having lived and practiced architecture in the region for 37 years.
said the structure of the road bridge over the Nepean River at Penrith has not been changed to respond to increased pedestrian use and as a result, is considered unsafe for pedestrians.
"When the Victoria Bridge was in built in 1869, there were very few people living on the opposite bank to Penrith at Emu Plains.
Due to increased population growth, there is now higher use of the pedestrian access over the bridge in both directions," Mr Glanville
"With growing community use of the pedestrian access over the Bridge, it has never been more essential to renew the Bridge's pedestrian access to ensure safe use," he
envisions that there is an opportunity for the redesign of the existing bridge to take advantage of the brilliant views of the Nepean River.