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Four projects shortlisted for 2024 Australian Construction Achievement Award


The Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia have announced four finalists for the 2024 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA), the construction industry’s most prestigious accolade.

The diverse range of projects competing for the award includes roads, rail, water infrastructure and airports, each delivered in ways that contribute to a more progressive and sustainable construction industry, according to Australian Constructors Association CEO Jon Davies.

“We’re seeing construction excellence at its best, but we’re also seeing a real commitment to improving skills and worker wellbeing, as well as approaches to environmentally responsible outcomes,” Davies said.

Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew AO said the 2024 contenders showcase exceptional innovation, collaboration and expertise, highlighting the role engineering plays in building connected communities.

“The finalists for the Australian Construction Achievement Award are at the forefront of leveraging teamwork and technology to ensure inclusivity and sustainability in urban and rural development,” Madew said.

The ACAA finalists for 2024 are:

  1. Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale Project (E2G) in Cairns, Queensland, by John Holland Group, Seymour Whyte and AECOM. The project aims to duplicate and expand a 10.5km section of the Bruce Highway to four lanes, integrate a shared path/cycleway, and reposition a section of the North Coast rail line.
  2. Central Station Metro in Sydney, New South Wales, by Laing O’Rourke. The $955 million project transformed Australia’s busiest railway station with a new underground pedestrian concourse, upgrades to the Northern Concourse, accessibility upgrades, and new underground Sydney Metro platforms.
  3. Rookwood Weir Project in Gogango, Central Queensland, by Sunwater, GHD, ACCIONA & McCosker Contracting. The mass concrete structure on the Fitzroy River stands at 16.2m in height and stretches across 350m in length, featuring a stilling basin, environmentally considerate elements, and permanent access roads.
  4. Western Sydney International Airport Bulk Earthworks in Badgerys Creek, New South Wales, by CPB Contractors and ACCIONA. The project entailed comprehensive land preparation, including excavation, movement and placement of almost 27 million square metres of material over five years, setting the stage for construction of the Western Sydney International Airport.

The winner will be announced at a black-tie award dinner in Sydney on Thursday 8 August 2024.

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