Freeways, rail bridges, drainage and cycle facilities were just some of the projects recognised at the 2022 Civil Contractors Federation National Earth Awards.

Project Value Up to $2 million

Kentish Council and Treloar Civil & Quarries

Wilks Road Extension
Improved road access to Lorinna, a small rural community
comprising 65 properties situated in North-West Tasmania.

Project value $2 million to $5 million

Select Civil

Avon Dam Road Bridge Replacement
Design and construction of a replacement bridge along Avon
Dam Road, providing access to Avon Dam in NSW.

Project value $30 million to $75 million

Georgiou Group/Brady Marine and Civil Joint Venture

Indooroopilly Riverwalk
Construction of a 790m, 5m-wide bridge providing a pedestrian
and two-way cycle facility over the Brisbane River.

Project value $75 million to $150 million

Downer EDI

Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal
Removal of the Denny Avenue Level Crossing, construction
of a rail bridge and road underpass, upgrade of the
surrounding road networks and revitalisation works in Perth’s Kelmscott town centre.

Award winners were announced at a Gala Dinner in Canberra, where 250 people from across the civil construction industry gathered to recognise 47 finalists, all of whom were category winners at the state and territory level.

The CCF National Earth Awards are the most prestigious awards in civil infrastructure, with the annual award ceremony attracting hundreds of entries each year. Projects nominated for the CCF National Earth Awards are judged against a range of criteria, including the management of project, construction, safety, quality and project stakeholders.

Winning projects also demonstrated how they positively contributed to people development and training outcomes, including how they improved the capability of the industry by identifying and developing future leaders; prioritised cadetships, traineeships and apprenticeships; and maximised opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

Category winners also demonstrated best practice innovation, including how new technologies improved safety outcomes, minimised impact on members of the public and supported the delivery of projects in challenging locations.

Award winners also demonstrated how they met and exceeded all necessary environmental requirements such as replanting of vegetation to offset project works, utilising recycled materials, mimimising waste to landfill, use of non-potable water, and maximising energy from sustainable energy providers.

CCF was fortunate to have the Hon Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government address the dinner who said, “Events like these are important in recognising the contribution you make big and small and the importance of your industry in the economic prosperity of the country.”

The evening was also highlighted by the awarding of a CCF Lifetime Membership Award to Adrian Grainger from Tasmania in recognition of his enormous contribution to the civil construction industry at the state and national levels. CCF has already kicked off the 2023 CCF National Earth Awards, with planning underway to hold award ceremonies at the state and territory levels. Winners of those awards will progress to the CCF National Awards which will once again be held in Canberra on 10 November 2023.

The winners of the 2022 CCF National Earth Awards are:

Project value $5 million to $10 million

Rob Carr and Water Corporation

Gnangara Branch Sewer Section 2
Significant upgrades to the sewer network in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Project value $10 million to $30 million

McMahon Services Australia

The Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy &
Research – Civil and Environmental Remediation Works
Site investigations, demolition, bulk earthworks and
remediation for the basement and bunker levels of the new
$500 million Australian Bragg Centre in Adelaide’s BioMed City precinct.

Project value greater than $150 million

McConnell Dowell/DECMIL Joint Venture

Mordialloc Freeway
Design and construction of the new Mordialloc Freeway in
Melbourne included several grade-separated interchanges,
400m twin bridges over sensitive wetlands and a shared
walking and cycling path along the length of the project.

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