Winners of the 2018 National Infrastructure Awards hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia have been announced.

The Awards were overseen by an independent judging panel, comprising:

  • Ms Leilani Frew, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Project and Financing Agency (Chair)
  • Ms Kim Curtain, Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure and Structured Finance Unit, NSW Treasury;
  • Dr Steven Kennedy, Secretary, Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development;
  • Mr Philip Davies, Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia;
  • Mr Neil Scales, Director-General, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads; and
  • Mr David Webster, Deputy Secretary, Commercial Division, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Project of the Year was awarded to the Ravenhall Prison Project, while Lendlease took out the Contractor Excellence Award for their work on the Bendigo Hospital Project.

Marika Calfas, Chief Executive Officer of NSW Ports, won the Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award. This award recognises a female in the sector who has consistently made a significant contribution to the development, construction or procurement of infrastructure and services.

Ports Australia CEO, Mike Gallacher, said, “Marika is an incredible leader and thinker in our sector and is well deserving of accolades like this award.”

“The knowledge Marika brings to our organisation is invaluable and I would personally thank her for the work she has put into Ports Australia and the sector.”

Other award winning projects included:

  • Baptistcare-Social and Affordable Housing Fund (Advisory Excellence Award)
  • The Western Roads Upgrade (Financial Excellence Award)
  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage Two (Government Partnership Excellence Award)
  • MR4 Melbourne Rail Franchise Project (Operator and Service Provider Excellence Award)
  • Port of Brisbane (Smart Infrastructure Project: Nonlinear Channel Optimisation Simulator Online).
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