REMEDIATION and redevelopment were the recurring themes among the winning projects in this year’s NSW Case Earth Awards, with every project restoring infrastructure, redeveloping an important building or remediating land. Each winning project provided something which its community needed – from creating additional open-space community land to providing safer, cleaner water.
Among the winning entries were a project that released 10 hectares of open space in an inner city suburb, two sewerage schemes delivering improved water quality to regional communities, an innovative redevelopment of a CBD church and a project that alleviated traffic congestion around a busy railway station.
The Case Earth Awards – sponsored by Case Construction Equipment and the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) – are now in their 12th year. They recognise the significant and innovative environmental reform that continues to take place in the construction industry.
All state winners are now in contention for the national honours, to be announced on 12 November at the CCF National Conference in Sydney.
2005 Case Earth Award Winners, NSW
Environmental Excellence – Category 1 (project up to $2 million)
NSW winner: Tingha Sewerage Scheme
Contractor: NSW Department of Lands
Client: NSW Department of Commerce
Environmental Excellence – Category 2 (project between $2 million and $10 million)
NSW winner: Shadforth Wetlands
Contractor: Cleary Bros (Bombo)
Environmental Excellence – Category 3 (project over $10 million)
NSW winner: Tempe Lands Remediation and Development Project
Principal: Marrickville Council
Construction Excellence – Category 1 (project up to $2 million)
NSW winner: Scots Church Redevelopment
Contractor: Ward Civil
Client: Westpoint Corp
Construction Excellence – Category 2 (project between $2 million and $10 million)
NSW winner: Auburn Intersection Upgrade and Rail Bridge Renewal
Contractor: Reed Constructions
Client: Auburn Council
Construction Excellence – Category 3 (project over $10 million)
NSW winner: Coffs Harbour WRP Alliance
Client: Coffs Harbour City Council