Wed 22 Nov 2017

CCF Media Release
Victoria Wins Big at National Awards in Canberra:

Civil Contractors Federation Victoria (CCF) were delighted to see Victoria win 2 awards at this year’s National Earth Awards in Parliament House, Canberra on Tuesday 21 November.

Held in conjunction with the Australian Infrastructure Summit, these awards bring together all State and Territory Earth Award finalists, along with Australia’s civil construction industry to display and acknowledge the best civil infrastructure projects from around the country over the past 12 months.

With record levels of infrastructure spend being announced this year and a growing need to fill the skills shortage across the state, never has there been a better time to promote Victoria’s civil construction sector and celebrate its success on a national stage.

Projects were split up into 6 categories based on their scale and level of infrastructure spend, and were primarily judged on their ability to demonstrate innovation in the fields of construction excellence, environmental sustainability and project management.

Over 200 guests were treated to a display of Australia’s most impressive infrastructure projects with Victoria taking out Category’s 3 and 6. While all projects demonstrated the highest level of skill across the selected criteria, judges had the difficult task of choosing one winner from each category.

The winners from Victoria were…

Category 3 – Project Value $5 million – $10 million
  • Delcon Civil’s Glenroy Main Drainage Upgrade Project
Category 6 – Project Value greater than $75 million
  • Metro Trains, John Holland, Kellogg Brown & Root, Public Transport Victoria and the Level Crossing Removal Authorities Burke Road North and McKinnon centre Level Crossing Removal Project

The night also saw Victorian Apprentice and AFL Ruckman Matthew Kreuzer take out the National Trainee Award for outstanding achievements in his Certificate 3 in Civil Construction – General with his employer CivilWorX.

This level of recognition on a national level is a clear demonstration of the outstanding quality of training and projects being delivered by Victoria’s civil construction industry” said CCF Chief Executive Officer, John Kilgour.

Kilgour further stated, “While we are encouraged to see the quality of work being produced by Victorian contractors, we must continue to see the state government work with CCF to ensure that Victoria is able to fill the growing skills shortage in years to come with the proposed forward works program.”

CCF wish to congratulate all finalists and winners from the night.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:                 John Kilgour 0421 342 398