Three NSW industry awards won

John Holland has been successful in three state based awards.

John Holland won the Permanent Way Institute (PWI) Steve Maxwell Platelaying Award (Major Project) for the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project, with the Glenfield to Leppington Rail Link (GLRL) project the runner-up.

The John Holland Rail Services Woolloomooloo project won the Minor Project category.

John Holland also achieved success in the Master Builders’ Association (MBA) NSW award for the Best Civil engineering project valued over $20m for the Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line project.

Executive General Manager for Rail, Richard Stewart, said the PWI awards recognise excellence in rail track work construction and renewal works.

“The entries for 2015 were of a high standard showing strong skills in planning, innovation and the safe delivery of quality track work,” he said.

“It is a significant achievement for our team to take out both award categories, demonstrating our industry leading expertise in rail construction.”

The NSRU project is part of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Program, and involves construction of a rail underpass for freight trains at North Strathfield, 2.4km of new track and upgrade of 850m of existing track and a new aerial concourse and the installation of four new lifts and stairs at Concord West Station.

Regional General Manager, Scott Olsen said the success of the Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line project in the MBA awards was a great result for the project team.

“The GLRL project was part of the State Government’s South West Rail Link, which opened to passengers in February, more than one year ahead of schedule and $300 million under budget,” he said.

“The rail line is a huge boost for Sydney’s fastest growing region.”

The GLRL project involved construction of 11.4km of twin track, stations and car parks at Edmondson Park and Leppington, and a train stabling facility to the west of Leppington Station.