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Public infrastructure projects sweep ACAA nominations

Public infrastructure projects take five out of six nominations for ACAA awards

Among the nominees are the Southern Program Alliance, consisting of ACCIONA, Coleman Rail, WSP, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP).

Three roads projects, two rail projects and a new skyscraper are the finalists of the 2022 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA), to be recognised as the year’s best construction project.

Awarded jointly by the Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia, the prize is judged by an independent panel, and will be presented at a formal dinner in Sydney in May.

Australian Constructors Association CEO Jon Davies says the award nominees had risen to a significant challenge in the year just gone.

“The construction industry has been tasked with rebuilding the economy and that’s exactly what the projects showcased through this award do,” he says.

“This year’s industry greats are literally building Australia while strengthening the critical pillars supporting the construction industry – culture, capability and capacity, and equitable and aligned commercial frameworks.”

Among the nominees are the Southern Program Alliance, consisting of ACCIONA, Coleman Rail, WSP, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), for their work on removing three level crossings for the Cheltenham and Mentone Level Crossing Removal Project in suburban Melbourne.

The John Holland and CPB Ghella joint venture in Sydney was also nominated for building 15.5km of fully-lined rail tunnels between the Chatswood and Sydenham rail stations, as well as six new stations, 57 cross-passages, two permanent portals and widening existing rail corridors.

The only building to be nominated was the Quay Quarter Tower, built by Multiplex on Sydney’s Circular Quay – a revitalisation of the former AMP Centre that used the existing building on 50 Bridge St to create a new structure, while working to keep its carbon footprint low.

Three roads projects were also nominated – the 129 kilometre upgrade of sections of the Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Ballina in NSW, the Mordialloc Freeway Project in Victoria and the R2P Alliance in South Australia which built a 1.8km six-lane highway and overpass over Adelaide’s Regency Road.

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