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Australian Flexible Pavement Association Chief Executive Officer Carlos Rial speaking at the 2022 WA Industry Awards Gala Dinner.

The Australian Flexible Pavement Association has hosted its belated 2021 and 2022 National Industry Awards Gala Dinner, as well as its NSW Industry Awards for both 2021 and 2022. 

The Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) has celebrated and recognised individuals and organisations right across the industry, as part of its National and State industry award events.

The National Industry Awards Gala Dinner followed on from AfPA’s state awards event, with both proceedings showcasing pioneering work being done throughout the industry across eight categories, in collaboration with government and corporate stakeholders.

These included areas of excellence and innovation, with a strong focus on safety, sustainability and leadership.

Both events aimed to bring together industry nationally, to highlight the need for collaboration, and to increase opportunities for national road improvements.

Some of the industry’s largest stakeholders were amongst the winners at the event.

Urban service provider Downer received honours for Outstanding Project less than $10 million, for its works on the Albert Park Track Resurfacing Project. Downer also received the national Innovation Award, for its development of the Sustainable Urban Drainage System.

Boral – one of Australia’s largest integrated construction materials companies – received the honour for Outstanding Project greater than $10 million, following its progress on the Norfolk Island Airport Resurfacing Project.

The 2021 Safety Initiative Award recognised road construction and maintenance service providers RPQ, which upgraded its bitumen gas heating safety and compliance system. The 2022 Safety Initiative Award also highlighted Action Auto Electrical & Mechanical’s Action Control System.

AfPA’s state-focused awards have also been hailed as a success, in particular the organisations New South Wales Industry Awards Dinner.

The Australian Flexible Pavement Association’s 2022 NSW/National Industry Awards Gala Dinner.
The Australian Flexible Pavement Association’s 2022 NSW/National Industry Awards Gala Dinner.

During the course of the night, AfPA was able to raise over $17,000 for RizeUp Australia, which aims to drive awareness around domestic and family violence.

AfPA Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Rial, says the awards reflect the industry’s desire to achieve best practice at a state and national level.

“AfPA is proud to award the often-unspoken efforts of individuals and organisations within the flexible pavement industry. Ensuring that businesses are celebrated in their continued efforts to deliver more innovative, safe and sustainable practices is crucial for a sector committed to high qualification, satisfaction and continuous upskilling standards,” he says.

“We are delighted to highlight the talents in the sector’s workforce who work tirelessly to deliver critical infrastructure up and down the nation, which underpins the Australian economy.”

National Winners

2022 Safety Initiative – Bitumen gas heating safety and compliance upgrade – RPQ

2021 Safety Initiative – Action Control System – Action Auto Electrical & Mechanical

Outstanding Project less than $10 million – Albert Park Track Resurfacing Project – Downer

Outstanding Project greater than $10 million – Norfolk Island Airport Resurfacing Project – Boral

Innovation – Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) – Downer

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Kiara Woodhouse – COLAS & Gavin Woods – Fulton Hogan 

Graduate/Cadet – Teba Mazin – Downer & Mitch Mullen – COLAS

Emerging Leader – Kiri Gibbins – Boral & Dr Brody Clark – WSP

Leadership – Cameron Nisbett – COLAS & Kanjana Yindee – SAMI


 

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State Winners

Victoria

Innovation – Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) – Downer

Safety Initiative – Move traffic controllers out of live lanes – Fulton Hogan

Industry Leadership – Ryan Jansz – Boral & Michelle Fox – Downer & Glenda Binnington – Boral

Emerging Leader – Fadi Makhlouf – Boral

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Anthony Tanner – Sprayline & Rachel Morrison – Downer & Saharsh Ambaliya – SAMI

Graduate/Cadet – Ben Versteegen – Downer & Teba Mazin – Downer

Outstanding Project less than $10 million – Albert Park Track Resurfacing Project –Downer

Outstanding Project more than $10 million – Mordialloc Freeway – Alex Fraser

Tasmania 

Innovation – Crumb Rubber Binder – Fulton Hogan

Safety Initiative – Move traffic controllers out of live lanes – Fulton Hogan

Industry Leadership – Neil (Snowy) Blair – Rockit Asphalting

 
Emerging Leader – Mitch Belbin – Hardings Hotmix

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Clinton Barron – Fulton Hogan

Graduate/Cadet – Ben Versteegen – Walter Martins – Fulton Hogan

Outstanding Project less than $10 million – Wellington Park Pinnacle Car Park – Roadways

Queensland 

Safety Initiative – Carbonmastic High Skid Resistant Surfacing – City of Gold Coast/Austek & Bitumen gas heating safety and compliance upgrade – RPQ Group

Emerging Leader – Amanda Urban – Boral & Brody Clark – WSP

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Ronald “Greg” Cox – Ventia

Graduate/Cadet – Rebecca Bird – Fulton Hogan & Mitch Mullen – COLAS

Western Australia

Safety Initiative – Psychological Safety Initiative – Downer

Emerging Leader – Jayah Clair – Boral & Tina Mpyana – Downer

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Emma Russell – Altus Traffic & Anton Rozov – Fulton Hogan

Graduate/Cadet – Katuta Chola – Boral & Christine Shin – MRWA

Northern Territory 

Safety Initiative – Alice Springs Urban Asphalt Program 2021 – DIPL & Downer

Emerging Leader – Fawn Perry – Downer & Ben Lowery – F7J Bitumen & Kiri Gibbins – Boral

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Gavin Woods – Fulton Hogan

South Australia 

Safety Initiative – Move traffic controllers out of live lanes – Fulton Hogan

Emerging Leader – Daniel Rensburg-Phillips – Topcoat & Kiri Gibbins – Boral

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Emma Russell – Steve Ayliffe – Downer & Jason Zupanic – Topcoat.

Graduate/Cadet – Jessica Turner – Fulton Hogan & James Eyre – Downer

New South Wales

Safety Initiative – Move traffic controllers out of live lanes – Fulton Hogan

Emerging Leader – James Ng – State Asphalt & Esther Lang – Downer

Flexible Pavements Field Worker – Trent Newman – Fulton Hogan, Sarah Curry – Boral & Kiara Woodhouse – COLAS

Graduate/Cadet – Amelia Welsh – Downer & Daniel Pivovarski – Fulton Hogan  

This article was originally published in the December edition of our magazine. To read the magazine, click here.

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