Companies compete to be crowned Australia’s top construction project

Jarrod Brown
By Jarrod Brown
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Four Aussie construction projects are battling it out to take home the industry’s coveted Australian Construction Achievement Award. 

Hosted by the Australian Constructors Association (ACA) and Engineers Australia, the 27th annual award ceremony honours the best projects from all corners of the industry and the hard-working companies behind them.

But with only one award up for grabs, ACA CEO Jon Davies says this year’s industry-setting construction efforts have made for some stiff competition.

“This year’s finalists span from roads to rail, water infrastructure to airports,” said Mr Davies.

“Each project has been delivered in ways that contribute to a more progressive and sustainable construction industry.

“We’re seeing construction excellence at its best, but we’re also seeing a real commitment to improving skills and worker wellbeing, as well as approaches to environmentally responsible outcomes.”

The finalists include the Cairns Southern Access Corridor E2G Project’s mammoth efforts to expand over 10km of highway and reposition a section of the North Coast rail and CPB Contractors’ International Airport Earthwork Project, which saw the placement of almost a whopping 27 million square metres of material over the course of five years.  

West Sydney International Airport Earthworks Project (Supplied: Acciona)

A win this year for CPB would cement their place as leaders in Australia’s industry after the company took home last year’s award for their “outstanding delivery and innovative solutions” on 2023’s M80 Upgrade.

Also in the running is the Central Station Metro Sydney Project and their 955 million dollar mission to transform Australia’s busiest railway station, along with Central Queensland’s massive concrete weir construction project on the Fitzroy River, which the ACA called the “embodiment of Australia’s modern engineering and operation capabilities”.

Rockwood Weir Project on Fitzroy River (Supplied: Sunwater)

Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew said the 2024 contenders are at the forefront in leveraging teamwork and technology to ensure inclusivity and sustainability in urban and rural development.

“The finalists for the Australian Construction Achievement Award showcase exceptional innovation, collaboration, and expertise, highlighting the role engineering plays in building connected communities,” said Ms Madew.

The finalists will be honoured, and the winner will be crowned at a black-tie award dinner at The Doltone House in Sydney on August 8th, in conjunction with the Foundations and Frontiers forum.

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Jarrod Brown combines his background in journalism, copywriting and digital marketing with a lifelong passion for storytelling. He has a strong passion for new and emerging consumer technology within the building sector. He lives on the Sunshine Coast - usually found glued to the deck of a surfboard.