Local Civil Contractors Dig Deep to Win Big at Civil Awards

Posted 10 May 2019

Local Civil Contractors Dig Deep to Win Big at Civil Awards

The 2019 Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Earth Awards were held at the National Gallery of Australia on May 10. In attendance were over 240 industry participants and invited guests who witnessed a display of the best civil construction projects undertaken in the ACT and surrounding region during 2018/2019.

This year saw 8 finalists across 4 categories with projects ranging from the construction of Australia’s deepest sewer vortex, improvements to the verge of some of Canberra’s historic buildings and upgrades to a weir in South Canberra to accommodate a one in 10,000 year flood event.

The CCF is a member-based, employer association that represents and promotes the interests of civil contractors in the ACT. CCF prides itself on being the voice of the civil construction industry and advocates for the interests of its members to all levels of government. CCF members are involved in a variety of projects and activities including the development and maintenance of civil infrastructure such as roads, bridges, dams, community parks & infrastructure, sub-divisions and more.

Nick Zardo, President of CCF ACT and President of the Civil Sector Council of Master Builders ACT said that the event was an outstanding showcase of the incredible quality of workmanship provided by locally based Civil Construction companies. 

“It was excellent to witness so many great quality civil projects recognised and awarded for their efforts. It is a testament to the Local Civil Construction Industry which is such a vital component to the Canberra Economy.

“This year also saw the launch of a new initiative, recognising outstanding Women in Civil Construction. During the evening, we acknowledged and celebrated two women who have made an outstanding contribution to the Civil Construction Industry,” he said.  

The companies who took home awards were:


Project value under $2 million - Huon Contractors & Calibre Group & Riverview Projects
(Design and Construction of the Ginninderry Sewer Vortex Structure)


Project value $2-$5 million - Complex Civil
(Northbourne Avenue Sydney and Melbourne Building Verge Improvements)


Project value $5-$10 million - Guideline ACT
(Gungahlin Bus Station and Hibberson Street Shared Zone)


Project value $10-$30 million - Guideline ACT & Transport Canberra and City Services
(Isabella Weir Upgrade)


Outstanding Women in Civil Construction recipients
Therese Kelly – Woden Contractors
Wendy Kefford - Guideline ACT


All ACT winners will be represented at the CCF National Awards in November, apart from the local-based Outstanding Women in Civil Construction recipients.

For further information please contact Master Builders ACT:

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