Top Australasian projects and professionals recognised at IPWEA Excellence Awards

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia has unveiled Australia and New Zealand’s top public works engineering projects and professionals at its inaugural IPWEA Australasia Excellence Awards.The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) has unveiled Australia and New Zealand’s top public works engineering projects and professionals at its inaugural IPWEA Australasia Excellence Awards.

The winners were announced at this week’s Komatsu Grand Platinum Gala Dinner, held on the last day of the 2017 IPWEA International Public Works Conference.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the finalists represented the industry’s best of the best, having already won their category from each Australian state and New Zealand in 2015-2017.

The 2017 IPWEA Australasia Excellence Award winners are:

 

IPWEA Australasia Public Works Medal for Project of the Year 2017


Mills Park Redevelopment

City of Gosnells

Western Australia

 

Best Public Works Project 2017 Under $2M 


Sumner Road Retaining Wall, Stage 4

Christchurch City Council and Fulton Hogan

New Zealand

 

Best Public Works Project 2017 $2M to $5M 


Wyong CBD Drainage Upgrade

Central Coast Council

New South Wales

 

Best Public Works Project 2017 Over $5M 


Te Ara I Whiti – The Lightpath

NZ Transport Agency and GHD

New Zealand

 

Excellence in Asset Management 2017


River Torrens Linear Park – Strategic Integrated Asset Management Plan

Tonkin Consulting, City of Charles Sturt and nine adjoining councils

South Australia

 

Excellence in Project Innovation 2017

TARDIS Software – making your rainfall and stream level data from Enviromon accessible and useful

Townsville City Council

Queensland

 

Excellence in Water Project 2017


Timaru District Wide Wastewater Strategy

Timaru District Council

New Zealand

 

Excellence in Road Safety 2017


City-wide Schools Traffic Safety and Parking Review

Tonkin Consulting, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and GTA Consultants

South Australia

 

Excellence in Environment and Sustainability 2017


Mills Park Redevelopment

City of Gosnells

Western Australia

 

Young IPWEA Emerging Leader Award 2017


Will Barton

Junee Shire Council

New South Wales

 

IPWEA Australasia Public Works Leadership Medal 2017


Vicki Shelton

City of Greater Geelong

Victoria

 

Keith H Wood Medal


David Harris

City of Gosnells

Western Australia

 

National Asset Management Award (NAMie) – for the best asset management paper presented at the conference


Ben Clark

City of Tea Tree Gully

South Australia

 

E.J. (Ted) Hooper Medal – for the best overall paper presented at the conference


Priyani de Silva-Currie

Calibre Consulting Ltd

New Zealand

 

IPWEA CEO Robert Fuller said both the industry and communities should be encouraged by the calibre of the winners and finalists.

“The importance of great infrastructure in the health, wealth and happiness of our communities cannot be overestimated,” Mr. Fuller said.

“Through these awards, we hope to encourage those who have strived toward greatness in the field of public works to continue to innovate and push the boundaries.

“These awards precisely embody the spirit and focus of IPWEA: supporting public works engineering professionals to reach their full potential for the good of their communities. Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists – you are officially the best of the best, and you’ve done your organisations, industry and IPWEA proud.”

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