The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) awarded six sustainability awards at its annual conference, recognising excellence in organisational, individual and project leadership in the industry.

Rebecca Miller, Climate Risk and Resilience consultant at AECOM, took out the IS Individual Leadership Award which recognises the individual who best exhibits the most outstanding performance, leadership and greatest contribution to advancing infrastructure sustainability in Australasia.

Rebecca’s extensive work to understand how the infrastructure sector can best address the diverse and challenging range of acute shocks and chronic stresses that threaten to undermine our cities and communities warranted her consideration for the ISCA Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award.

Sydney Metro’s Sustainability Engineer, Laura Pritchard, took home ISCA’s new award category, the IS Emerging Individual Leader – recognising potential future leaders aged 30 years or younger. In her acceptance speech, Laura recognised the female leaders in the industry and encouraged them to keep on leading and mentoring as “the next generation of women and men benefit from them as role models.”

Laura was nominated because she goes above and beyond in driving innovation including partnership with Social Traders, research into low carbon concrete and research into modern slavery, which triggered a program gap analysis on sustainable procurement being undertaken.

For its championship of sustainability both internally and externally, to other infrastructure agencies, and being the first to register for an ISv2.0 planning rating, Main Roads WA was awarded the IS Organisational Leadership Award. This award recognises the organisation that exhibits the most outstanding performance, leadership and greatest contribution to advancing infrastructure sustainability in Australasia.

Level Crossing Removal Authority’s ‘Training for the Future’ program won the IS Innovation and Impact Award, which celebrates the infrastructure project demonstrating the most impressive implementation of innovation.

Training for The Future (TFTF) is an innovative Victorian Government skills and industry development program creating a sustainable and inclusive talent and supply chain pipeline for major rail infrastructure projects in Victoria. Capitalising on the infrastructure boom to maximise impact for prosperity, people and planet, the program was created in response to the impending labour requirements and opportunity for economic inclusion of our most disadvantaged communities.

The project awarded the highest design IS score in the past year, winning the IS Outstanding Achievement Award for Design, was Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel – Early Works.

Winning the IS Outstanding Achievement for As Built went to the Level Crossing Removal Project – Bayswater Alliance.

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