Sponsored by the Australian Constructors Association (ACA) and Engineers Australia (EA), the Australian Construction Achievement Award is the peak annual award for the major players in Australia’s construction industry.
Commenting on the announcement of the winner, ACA President, David Saxelby, said that the winning project, which brought together the combined efforts of 6 major industry alliances and joint venture partners, showcased what could be achieved when the industry and its client were able to work together cooperatively to plan effectively to achieve a common goal.
“The project came in 8 months ahead of schedule and $900 million under budget because the industry was able to work with the client to properly and effectively plan each stage of the project,” Mr Saxelby said.
Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd, National President of Engineers Australia, praised the quality of the 6 finalists and said they highlighted the exceptional expertise of the engineering profession in the design and implementation of major commercial and infrastructure projects.
“Each year the Judging Panel shortlists only the very best of the projects nominated. The fact the Award process has again attracted such a diverse range of projects exemplifies the skill and expertise within the industry, and the competitive nature of its participants in vying.
The work for the City to Maribyrnong River section of the project run between Southern Cross Station and Hopkins Street, Footscray and are being delivered by an alliance consisting of V/Line, Metro Trains Melbourne, AECOM, Lend Lease, Coleman Rail, GHD, John Holland and the Regional Rail Link Authority.
The other Finalists for the award were:
- Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
- Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project
- Gold Coast QLD Light Rail
- One Central Park.