Innovation and excellence celebrated at Earth Awards

THE Tasmanian Earth Awards and Gala Dinner 2016 was recently held at Hobart’s Wrest Point.

The annual event celebrates the achievements and successes of Tasmania’s civil contracting businesses and their employees.

All of the Tasmanian winners named on the night will go on the represent state at the National Earth Awards in October.

Speaker of the House of Assembly Elise Archer presented a number of awards during the evening.

“It is incredibly pleasing to see so many high quality Tasmanian projects,” Ms Archer said.

“Congratulations to all those nominated for awards, it really is a testament to the strength of the industry here in Tasmania.

“Of course, I must pass on a special congratulations to all award winners, and wish the winners all the best for the national event.”

Earth Awards 2016 winners:

Treloar Transport for the Corinna Sand Mine rehabilitation.

Water Industry Solutions for the Ouse to Hamilton treated water pump station and pipeline.

Shaw Contracting and Hydro Tasmania for the Lake Rowallan Dam Upgrade (Phase 2).

VEC Civil Engineering for the Tasman Highway East Derwent Highway Interchange roadworks.

Safety at Roadworks Award – Shaw Contracting.

Trainee of the Year Award – Jenna Viney.

Equipment Operator of the Year Award – Ricky Price, Hazell Bros Group.

Owner/Operator of the Year Award – Bayden Reardon – Reardon Contracting.

Small Civil Contractor Award, South – TNT Excavations.

Small Civil Contractor Award, North, East and North-West – Tranex Group.

Commitment to Training and Skills Development (Employer) Award – VEC Civil Engineering.

Caption: The Lake Rowallan Dam upgrade, completed by Shaw Contracting and Hydro Tasmania, took out the Earth Award for a project between $5 million and $10 million. Receiving the award from the Speaker of the House of Assembly Elise Archer are from left, Hydro Tasmania’s Chris Topham, Shaw Contrracting’s Kevin Sturzaker, Hydro Tasmania’s Brian Daws and Shaw Contracting’s Hugh Maslin.

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