Victoria’s innovative civil contractors celebrated at CCF Awards

Award Hosts – CCF Victoria John Kilgour and Madeleine McManus – CEO at Centre for Professional Engineering Education (CPEE).

The Victorian Chapter of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) has announced the winners of the 2021 CCF Earth and Training Awards. The Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate some of Victoria’s most innovative, sustainable and inclusive civil contracting businesses.

Hosted by CCF Victoria CEO, John Kilgour, and the flamboyant Madeleine McManus OAM, CEO at Centre for Professional Engineering Education (CPEE), this year’s winners were announced remotely during a late afternoon “Cocktail Hour” ceremony steamed live online on October 15.

Mr Kilgour said this year, CCF combined its Earth Awards and Training Awards to form Victoria’s most prestigious civil industry awards event.

“The CCF Earth Awards have been designed to recognise companies within the Victorian civil construction sector involved in projects that demonstrate excellence and innovation in the fields of construction, project and environmental management,” said Mr Kilgour.

“At the same time, the CCF Training Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements made by nominated employers and employees, in training and skills development, across select disciplines servicing the civil construction industry,” he said.

Featuring multiple world-class megaprojects, Kilgour said Victoria’s unprecedented $110 billion billion infrastructure pipeline is set to drive the state’s post-pandemic recovery, placing the civil construction sector at the heart of our future economic strength and prosperity.

“In order to achieve this ambitious vision, it is crucial that as an industry we are constantly striving to adopt the most innovative and efficient approach to the utilisation of scarce human and natural resources,” he said.

“These Awards are all about recognising and rewarding contractors whose persistence, skills, strategic successes and dynamic teamwork speak for themselves.

“This year winners feature businesses and people committed to the pursuit of innovative, sustainable engineering solutions that minimise risk and maximise project outcomes, as well as initiatives designed to increase the breadth and depth of skilled labour within the sector,” said Kilgour.

The awards recognise civil construction companies who have recently been involved in a project which has excelled in project & construction management, innovation, people development & training, quality, safety, environment and stakeholders.

CCF Victoria 2021 Earth Awards Winners

Project Value 1: Contract Value Up To $2 Million

Winner: Interflow & South East Water, Mountain Highway Ac Water Main Renewal.

Project Value 2: $2 Million To $5 Million

Winner: Fulton Hogan, Watergardens Accessibility Improvement Project

Project Value 3: $5 Million To $10 Million

Winner: Quinn Civil & Greater Western Water, West Werribee Sewer Pump Station (Sps) 44 Project.
Highly Commended: Newnham Earthmoving Pty Ltd, Department of Transport & Transprot Accident Commission (TAC), Melbourne-Lancefield Road, Roundabout, Road Safety and Road Widening Works, Romsey to Monegeetta Stage Project

Project Value 4: $10 Million To $30 Million

Winner: Safety Focused Performance Joint Venture (Abergeldie, Downer & Stantec), Hawthorn Main Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

Project Value 5: $30 Million To $75 Million

Winner: Fulton Hogan, Streamlining Hoddle Street – Package B.
Highly Commended: Seymour Whyte Constructions & Major Road Projects Victoria, Chandler Highway Project

Sustainability Project – Judges Award

Winner: Contek Constructions & Boroondara City Council, Gordon Barnard Reserve – Raingarden & Stormwater Implementation Works Integrated Water Management System Project

CCF Victoria 2021 Training Awards Winners:

Award Category: Geoff Brown Award (Encouragement Award)

Winner: Isaiah Spencer – NL Drainage.

Award Category: Apprentice of The Year (Road and Water)

Winner: James Horvart – Newnham Earthmoving.

Award Category: Best First Year Female Civil Engineering

Winner: Jacqueline Brotchie – University of Melbourne.

Award Category: Certificate IV in Civil Construction – Supervision / Operations

Winner: Nathan Meggetto – Meggetto Asphalting & Civil Construction.

Award Category: Employer of The Year

Winner: Brad Wereszczuk – NL Drainage.

Award Category: Ian Jacka Award – Highest Scoring Civil Engineering Construction (Monash University Students)

Winners (Tie): – Thomas James McCarthy & Julian Andrew.

The Victorian award winner will automatically progress to the National CCF Earth and Training Awards to be held in Canberra on Friday, 12 November 2021.

For more information on the 2021 Earth & Training Awards and to view video profiles of the winning projects, people and organisations, visit here.

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