R2P team on overpass - March

The Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia have partnered over the last 25 years to present the Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA) to ensure the people who are building the nation’s projects are recognised for their work.

The finalist projects represent not only the social and economic benefits of infrastructure projects, but how the work has been delivered efficiently and in a way that nurtures worker wellbeing, improves the skills of the workforce, and promotes environmentally responsible outcomes. 

The ACCA highlights the industry leaders who are contributing to the sustainability of the construction industry and making their projects the “best of the best”. 

Six projects have undertaken a rigorous assessment by an independent panel of experts and are now in the running to take out the top prize at the presentation event to be held on 4 May in Sydney. 

The finalist projects are:

  • Additional Works Package 1 – Cheltenham and Mentone Level Crossing Removal Project by Southern Program Alliance: Acciona, Coleman Rail, WSP, Metro Trains Melbourne and the Level Crossing Removal Project

The Additional Works Package 1 removed three dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s south-east for the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project, reducing emissions, and commute times.

  • Mordialloc Freeway Project by McConnell Dowell, Decmil Group, and Major Roads Project Victoria

The Mordialloc Freeway Project included the construction of nine kilometres of road, eight kilometres of shared walking and cycling paths and six new bridges, including four with new freeway entry and exit ramps.

  • Quay Quarter Tower, Circular Quay by Multiplex Constructions 

In delivering the Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Multiplex managed major redevelopment works, including the partial demolition and reuse of the existing 50 Bridge Street building, substantial cost savings, and a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the building.

  • The Regency Road to Pym Street Project by R2P Alliance: Department for Infrastructure and Transport, McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald

The R2P Alliance is a 1.8km section of non-stop roadway, with an overpass over Regency Road in Adelaide, providing three lanes in each direction and two-lane arterial surface roads.

  • Sydney Metro City and Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation Works (TSE) by John Holland, CPB Contractors, and Ghella Joint Venture

The TSE project included the construction of 15.5km of fully lined tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham, 57 cross-passages, rail corridor widening, two permanent portals/dive structures, and six new underground stations.

  • Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade by Laing O’Rourke, WSP, and Transport for New South Wales

Pacific Complete managed the delivery of the 129km section of the Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Ballina. The upgrade to four lanes of divided carriageway included earthworks, piling, bridge and structures, pavements, material supply and finishing works.


For more information on the awards visit here.

Image of R2P Alliance courtesy of ACCA.

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