National Earth Awards


On the 21st November 2017 the 24th National Earth Awards recognised once again excellence in civil construction projects across Australia.

The National Earth Awards recognised all areas of project delivery including construction management, innovation, environmental and social management and training.

Each State/Territory of CCF conducted State/Territory Earth Awards, with State/Territory winners progressing to the National Earth Awards.

We celebrated with all the State/Territory finalists at the CCF National Earth Awards Gala Dinner this year held in the Great Hall at Parliament House here in Canberra.

The 2017 Winners are as follows, categories are according to project value:

Category 1:  project value up to $1 million

Winner – Complex Civil

Project – Bridge 3161 Strengthening, ACT

Category 2:  $1 million to $5 million

Winner – Waterway Constructions

Project – Hawkesbury River Bridge, Pier 2 Concrete Repairs, NSW

Category 3:  $5 million to $10 million

Winner – Delcon Civil

Project – Glenroy Main Drain Upgrade Project, VIC

Category 4:  $10 million to $30 million

Winner – The BMD Group encompassing Urbex, BMD Urban, JMac Constructions and Empower Engineers & Project Managers

Project – Minnippi Urban Development, QLD

Category 5:  $30 million to $ 75 million

Winner – Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd

Project – Pacific Motorway – Coomera Exit 54 Interchange Upgrade, QLD

Category 6:  more than $75 million

Winner – BNMC Level Crossing Removal Alliance: LXRA, John Holland, KBR, Metro Trains, PTV & VicRoads

Project – Burke-North-McKinnon-Centre (BNMC) Level Crossing Removal Project, VIC

In addition to the awards for excellence in civil construction, two outstanding apprentices were the recipients of the 2017 CCF National Civil Train Trainee Awards as follows:

Certificate III in Civil Construction

Winner – Matthew Kreuzer, CivilworX Constructions, VIC

Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Winner – Tim Baines, Densford Civil, WA

The MC for the evening was Tim Shaw.

Tim Shaw has over twenty five years’ experience in television and radio broadcasting as a highly respected Host, Presenter & Producer. He is the Host of 1206 2CC Canberra Breakfast radio since January 2016. Prior to this appointment he was Thailand Correspondent representing the Seven Network Australia as a senior journalist, covering news, current affairs, lifestyle, arts , tourism and entertainment in Thailand for Australia’s largest commercial television network.

Tim studied a BA in Media with a major in Indigenous cultural studies at Macquarie University in Sydney. He was a foundation student of the Macquarie University Indigenous Studies Program. Tim’s media experience combined with his sales and business career, enables him to produce & present to a global audience, the news & views that count in this Asian Century from Australia’s National Capital Canberra.

An accomplished radio broadcaster, Tim hosted his own program, The Tim Shaw Show on Sydney Radio 2GB 873. He also hosted Legal Matters and broadcast nationally one of the most informative and
entertaining overnight talk radio programs on Sydney Radio 2UE 954 and networked stations throughout Australia including 2CC.

His guests have included Prime Ministers, past and present and the key players in business, politics, the arts, science, technology, culture and lifestyle. He has appeared on all  ommercial television networks in Australia and on current affairs programs such as the Seven Network’s Today Tonight and My Business. He was a Sydney New South Wales 2000 team member at the Sydney Media Centre, Darling Island during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games coordinating radio, print & TV media in the Rocks Precinct to a global audience. Tim is also proud to be an Australia Day Ambassador since 1995.

Tim is a member of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery & The National Press Club of Australia.

Entertainment was provided by the Leisa Keen Trio.

The Leisa Keen Trio is one of Canberra’s busiest and most popular jazz combos. The trio plays a smooth blend of well known jazz tunes, and pop tunes with their own “jazz treatment” including 3 sets of “Postmodern Jukebox” styled arrangements, but they are equally at home playing Rock’N’Roll, Soul and Disco to dance the night away.

The trio, consisting of piano/vocals, drums and a horn player, is in constant demand for weddings and parties; however Leisa also brings 25 years of musical theatre and cabaret experience to the trio, adapting it to suit both cabaret and corporate events.

Leisa has shared the stage with artists such as internationally acclaimed jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, Jon English, Simon Gallaher, Todd McKenney and many other talented entertainers.

Leisa also performs all over Australia at many highly regarded jazz festivals.

In 2013, Leisa was awarded a Canberra Critics Circle Award for her services to music in Canberra.

With a diverse range of both old and new songs, the Leisa Keen Trio is sure to delight people of all age ranges and backgrounds.

2016 National Earth Award Winners

Category 1 (Project value up to $1M)
Talis Civil Pty Ltd – Redfern Easy Access Upgrade Program, NSW
Category 2 (Project value $1M to $5M)
BMD Constructions – Kauri Parade Tennis Courts, SA
Category 3 (Project value $5M to $10M)
Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure Pty Ltd – Lennox Bridge Portals, NSW
Category 4 (Project value $10M to $30M)
JF Hull Holdings & GHD – South Pine River & Tributary Creek Bridge Upgrades, QLD
Category 5 (Project value $30M to $75M)
Lendlease Engineering and Robb Carr Pty Ltd, VIC – Alphington Sewer Project
Category 6 (Project value more than $75M)
Gateway WA – Perth Airport and Freight Access Project