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Four finalists for ACAA award

The Australian Constructors Association (ACA) and Engineers Australia have announced the four finalists for the 2024 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA)

The prestigious ACAA award brings together the best construction projects, delivered by the nation’s leading construction companies, ACA says.

Finalists will be honoured, and the winner announced, at a black-tie award dinner at The Doltone House in Sydney on Thursday August 8, 2024.

The ACAA Finalists for 2024 are:

  • Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale Project (E2G) Cairns, Queensland – By John Holland Group, Seymour Whyte and AECOM

This project is part of Queensland’s extensive Bruce Highway Upgrade and spans 10.5km.

The project aims to duplicate and expand the highway to four lanes, integrate a shared path/cycleway and reposition a section of the North Coast rail line – enhancing safety, capacity and flood resilience.

  • Central Station Metro Sydney, New South Wales – By Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke has delivered $955 million worth to the Sydney Metro upgrades to transform the railway station.

The scope included the new Central Walk underground pedestrian concourse, upgrades to the Northern Concourse with a new landmark roof canopy, significant accessibility upgrades with the installation of 14 new lifts and 42 new escalators and new underground Sydney Metro platforms.

  • Rookwood Weir Project Gogango, Central Queensland – By Sunwater, GHD, Acciona & McCosker Contracting

Rookwood Weir, a mass concrete structure situated on the Fitzroy River in Central Queensland, stands at 16.2m in height and stretches across 350m in length.

The project encompasses several key components including a stilling basin designed to dissipate energy from water discharge and environmentally considerate elements to support local wildlife.

The construction also includes permanent access roads within the site to ensure ongoing maintenance and operation ease.

The project is complemented by associated infrastructure, which highlight the modern engineering and operational capabilities embedded within this significant hydraulic structure.

  • Western Sydney International Airport Bulk Earthworks Badgerys Creek, New South Wales – By CPB Contractors and Acciona

The Western Sydney International Airport Bulk Earthworks (WSABE) Project entails comprehensive land preparation, including excavation, grading and compaction to establish a stable foundation for the airport infrastructure.

The project spanned the excavation, movement, and placement of an almost 27 million square metres of material over the course of five years, setting the stage for construction of the Western Sydney International Airport.

“There is just one award up for grabs and a diverse range of projects are competing for it in 2024,” ACA CEO Jon Davies says.

“This year’s finalists span from roads to rail, water infrastructure to airports. Each project has been delivered in ways that contribute to a more progressive and sustainable construction industry.”

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