On Friday 26 August, CCF Victoria held its annual Earth Awards Presentation Evening – celebrating gold excellence in civil construction.
It was uplifting to everyone there to see this prestigious ceremony once again return to a physical event where members of the civil industry were able to gather in person to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding civil construction work that had been completed over the past 12 months across Victoria.
The event retuned to the world class setting of Melbourne’s Glasshouse along Olympic Park, and was attended by almost 300 guests, stakeholders, contractors and associate members who were all there to see the incredible standard of work that had been carried out in extremely difficult and challenging circumstances over the past year.
Emotions were high as all the finalists were able to watch their hard work presented to their peers and colleagues over the course of the evening. While all the projects were worthy of being winners on the night, it was truly inspiring to see the level of humility and graciousness from those that those that were lucky enough to win and those that were not as each award was presented… a testament to the incredible people that make up our industry.
While the Earth Awards is all about celebrating the outstanding calibre of work on display, the room was also treated to a fun night of laughter and entertainment from none other than Master of Ceremonies and one of Australia’s longest running comedy talents, Paul McDermott who has been at the forefront of Australian entertainment for over 20 years. As writer and presenter of several radio and television shows on the ABC and Triple J, many of you would remember Paul as the host of one of Australia’s most celebrated shows “Good News Week”.
In addition, the crowd were also treated to an incredible array of music from one of Australia’s best live musical acts, The Baker Boys Band, who had everyone (not just the winners) on their feet by the end of the night showing off their best moves.
As mentioned, all the awards were worthy of being announced as winners which made the judging process an extremely difficult and challenging one. Throughout the judging process, our Earth Awards judges reviewed a wide-ranging spectrum of project distinction, innovation and practicality throughout the three main competition judging criteria… construction excellence, environmental sustainability and project management.
CCF Victoria would like to thank its 3 exceptional judges in Geoff Reynolds (CCF Victoria HSEQ Advisor and Principal at GRM), Rodney Jackson (President of ALDE and Principal at Calibre) and Maurice Stabb (former IPWEA Victoria President and Executive Consultant). Geoff, Rodney and Maurice all contributed incredible passion as they brought a wealth of industry knowledge and experience when assessing the varied and incredible projects on display.
This year, there were a total of 16 finalists over 7 Project Value categories. CCF Victoria would like to congratulate everyone who entered this year awards, including the 7 winning projects…
Category 1 – (Project value up to $2 Million)
Project: Figee Crane Dismantle & Redundant Hopper Demolition
Category 2 – (Project value $2 Million – $5 Million)
Winner: Ace Contractors
Project: Lilydale Station – LXR
Category 3 – (Project value $5 Million – $10 Million)
Project: Demolition & Site Wide Remediation at Toyota Altona North Plant
Category 4 – (Project value $10 Million – $30 Million)
Winner: Melbourne Water & John Holland-KBR Joint Venture
Project: Shakespeare Grove Main Drain Outlet Renewal
Category 5 – (Project value $30 Million – $75 Million)
Winner: Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd
Project: Upper Yarra Dam Safety Upgrade
Category 6 – (Project value $75 Million – $150 Million)
Winner: Metropolitan Roads Program Alliance Fulton Hogan, MTM and LXRP
Project: Cardinia Road Level Crossing Removal Project
Category 7 – (Project value greater than $150 Million)
Winner: Major Road Projects Victoria and McConnell Dowell Decmil Joint Venture
Project: Mordialloc Freeway
CCF Victoria thanks all who were involved in making the 2022 Earth Awards a fantastic success – especially to our valued Business Partners, Gallagher, Ecologiq, Komatsu and Meditac.
View all the winning project videos from the 2022 Earth Awards above, and see photos from the night in our CCF Events Gallery – Click Here.
CCF Victoria wishes to congratulate all Category Winners who will now qualify as finalists for the CCF National Earth Awards, held in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 18th November 2022. We wish all of you the best of luck!