On Friday 15 October, CCF Victoria announced the winners of the 2021 CCF Earth & Training Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate some of Victoria’s most innovative, sustainable and inclusive civil contracting businesses.

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

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.

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 a number of world-class megaprojects, Kilgour said Victoria’s unprecedented $110bn 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,” Kilgour said.

“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,”

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.

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.

CCF Victoria 2021 Earth Award 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 & Transport 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 Award Winners:

Award Category: Geoff Brown Award (Encouragement Award).
Award Category: Apprentice of The Year (Road and Water).
Award Category:  Best First Year Female Civil Engineering.
Award Category: Certificate IV in Civil Construction – Supervision / Operations.
Award Category: Employer of The Year.
Award Category: Ian Jacka Award – Highest Scoring Civil Engineering Construction (Monash University Students).