2019 National Infrastructure Awards

 

Leaders from across the national infrastructure sector gathered at last night’s Annual Infrastructure Oration and 2019 National Infrastructure Awards gala dinner, held in Melbourne.

 

This year’s Oration was delivered by Avery Bang, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bridges to Prosperity. Ms Bang was named one of the world’s top 25 most newsworthy engineers by Engineering News Record, and was selected as one of American Society of Civil Engineers’ top ten engineers under 30. She has also won the ASCE President’s Medal.

 
 
Listen to Avery Bang’s oration
 

 
The prestigious Project of the Year winner was the WestConnex Transaction. It was awarded to:
  • NSW Treasury and Transport for NSW (Roads and Maritime Services) and their advisors: 
    Allens, Ashurst, BIS Oxford Economics, Clayton Utz, GHD, Goldman Sachs, Newgate Australia, Turner & Townsend, and PwC
  • Sydney Transport Partners (Transurban, AustralianSuper, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Tawreed Investments) and their advisors: 
    Advisian, Aquasia, Clifford Chance, EY, E3 Advisory, Greenwoods, Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, KPMG, Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and WSP


Marika Calfas, Adrian Kloeden, Sir Rod Eddington AO, and the winners of Project of the Year Award

Source: Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

 

The 2019 Annual Infrastructure Oration and National Infrastructure Awards marked Adrian Kloeden’s formal retirement as Chair of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, and Sir Rod Eddington AO’s appointment to the position.
 
In recognition of Mr Kloeden’s five years’ as Chair of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and his 12 years of service on the Board, new Chair Sir Rod Eddington AO appointed Mr Kloeden as a Patron of the organisation.
 
Mr Kloeden joins other distinguished names such as the Hon Mark Birrellthe Hon Nick Greiner ACNicholas MooreDr Kerry Schott AO, and Tony Shepherd AO in serving as patrons of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia.
 

Adrian Kloeden and Sir Rod Eddington AO

Source: Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

 

Alexis Davison, Director, Program Services & Engineering, Major Road Projects Victoria was awarded the Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award. Ms Davison received the Award for her strong leadership, deep expertise, and proven ability in delivering exceptional business cases.

 

Alexis Davison, Shannon Cotter, Adrian Kloeden and Sir Rod Eddington AO 

Source: Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

 

There were also two exciting additions to the 2019 awards program – Industry Choice Award and the Future Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award.
 
The Industry Choice Award has been introduced to recognise projects that have demonstrated exceptional focus on customer and community outcomes. The Judging Panel shortlisted finalists for the award, which were then voted on by attendees at the Annual Infrastructure Oration + National Infrastructure Awards.
 
The inaugural winner of the Industry Choice Award was the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.
 
The Future Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award was created to recognise the next generation of problem solvers, innovators and leaders under the age of 35 who have made an exceptional contribution to the sector.
 
The inaugural recipient of the Award was Simon Lehman, Senior Signaling Project Engineer, John Holland. Mr Lehman was recognised for his mentorship of younger team-members and exceptional work at the forefront of infrastructure delivery.

Every year an independent Judging Panel is convened to consider the Awards. This year the Judging Panel was Chaired by Leilani Frew, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency, alongside other respected public sector leaders.


Leilani Frew

Source: Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

 

2019 Judging Panel 
  • Leilani Frew | Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (Chair)
  • Kim Curtain | Interim Deputy Secretary, Trade, Tourism, Investment and Precincts,
    NSW Treasury
  • Jason Loos | Deputy Secretary, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Dr Steven Kennedy PSM | Secretary, Federal Department of Infrastructure, Regional
    Development and Cities, and
  • Neil Scales OBE | Director-General, Queensland Department of Transport and
    Main Roads.
 
 


We would like to thank all of the sponsors
 
 
 
 

 
 
+ 2019 Category Winner & Finalists
 


 

WINNER
WESTCONNEX TRANSACTION

  • NSW Treasury and Transport for NSW (Roads and Maritime Services) and their advisors
    Allens, Ashurst, BIS Oxford Economics, Clayton Utz, GHD, Goldman Sachs, Newgate Australia, Turner & Townsend, and PwC
  • Sydney Transport Partners (Transurban, AustralianSuper, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Tawreed Investments) and their advisors
    Advisian, Aquasia,Clifford Chance, EY, E3 Advisory, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, KPMG, Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley, UBS. and WSP

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

Canberra Light Rail

  • ACT Government (Transport Canberra) and their advisors:
    Arup, Clayton Utz, EY, HASSEL Studio, RPS Group, Sparke Helmore, Turner & Townsend, WSP
  • Canberra Metro Consortium (Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, CPB Contractors, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, MUFG, Pacific Partnerships and UGL) and their advisors:
    AECOM, Architectus, CAF, Herbert Smith Freehills, R-Co, SMEC

 

Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

  • the Alliance (comprising of Aurecon, CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Metro Trains Melbourne, WSP
  • Arcadis
  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Major Transport Infrastructure Program

 

Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline

  • GHD
  • Jacobs
  • John Holland
  • MPC Kinetic
  • TRILITY
  • WaterNSW


 

 We thank NSW Ports for sponsoring the 2019 Project of the Year Award

 

 

 

WINNER
ALEXIS DAVISON
DIRECTOR, PROGRAM SERVICES & ENGINEERING 
MAJOR ROAD PROJECTS VICTORIA

 


 

The 2019 Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award was presented to Alexis Davison, Director, Program Services & Engineering at Major Road Projects Victoria.
 
Ms Davison was recognised by the Judging Panel for her strong leadership and mentorship of other female engineers in the sector.

Ms Davison has had a long and successful career in infrastructure over the last two decades. She has consistently delivered outstanding business cases for Major Road Projects Victoria and is a true leader in her field. 

Ms Davison joins a distinguished list of previous winners, including Marika Calfas, An NguyenLeilani FrewThao Oakey and Kerrie Mather.

 


 

 We thank EY for sponsoring the 2019 Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award



 

WINNER
SIMON LEHMAN
SENIOR SIGNALING PROJECT ENGINEER
JOHN HOLLAND

 


 

The 2019 Future Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award was presented to Simon Lehman, Senior Signalling Project Engineer at John Holland.

Mr Lehman has proven to be a major asset and path breaking engineer for the John Holland rail team. The Judging Panel were particularly impressed by his on-the-job training of younger team members and his exceptional work at the forefront of infrastructure delivery. 

 


 

 We thank RPS for sponsoring the 2019 Future Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award

 



 

WINNER
CAULFIELD TO DANDENONG LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT

      • the Alliance (comprising Aurecon, CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Metro Trains Melbourne, and WSP)
      • Level Crossing Removal Project
      • Major Transport Infrastructure Program

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

Mernda Rail Extension Project 

  • John Holland
  • KBR
  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Major Transport Infrastructure Program

 

Queensland Schools Project 

  • Plenary Schools Consortium (Plenary Group, DeltaFM Australia and Watpac)
  • Queensland Department of Education

 

Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline

  • GHD
  • Jacobs
  • John Holland
  • MPC Kinetic
  • TRILITY
  • WaterNSW

 

Sydney Metro Martin Place Integrated Station Development  

  • Macquarie Group
  • Sydney Metro
  • Transport for NSW

 


 

  We thank Infrastructure Australia for sponsoring the 2019 Industry Choice Award



 

WINNER
SYDNEY METRO MARTIN PLACE INTEGRATED STATION DEVELOPMENT 

  • Advisors to Transport for NSW
    Ashurst, CBRE, and KPMG
  • Advisors to Macquarie Group
    Herbert Smith Freehills, Macquarie Capital, MinterEllison, PwC, and Arup

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

 

Infrastructure Victoria’s advice on automated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure 

  • Infrastructure Victoria

 

WestConnex Transaction 

  • Advisors to the NSW Government:
    Allens, Ashurst, BIS Oxford Economics, Clayton Utz, GHD, Newgate Australia, PwC, and Turner & Townsend
  • Advisors to Sydney Transport Partners:
    Advisian, Clifford Chance, EY, E3 Advisory, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, KPMG, and WSP

 

Sydney Metro Northwest OTS 

  • Turner & Townsend

 


 

We thank the Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency for sponsoring the 2019 Advisory Excellence Award

 



 

 

WINNER
WESTCONNEX TRANSACTION

  • Financial Advisors to the NSW Government
    Goldman Sachs and NSW Treasury

  • Financial Advisors to Sydney Transport Partners 
    Aquasia, Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley, and UBS

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

 

AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience Refinancing

  • Plenary Group

 

Darling Harbour Live Refinancing 

  • Capella Capital

  •  

Kwinana Waste to Energy 

  • Macquarie Capital

 


 

We thank the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads for sponsoring the 2019 Financial Excellence Award 

 

 



WINNER
CAULFIELD TO DANDENONG LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT

      • the Alliance (comprising Aurecon, CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Metro Trains Melbourne, and WSP)
      • Level Crossing Removal Project
      • Major Transport Infrastructure Program

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

 

Canberra Light Rail  

  • ACT Government (Transport Canberra)
  • Canberra Metro Consortium (Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, CPB Contractors,
    John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, MUFG, Pacific Partnerships and UGL)

 

Metro Tunnel Project: Rail Projects Victoria and PwC’s Indigenous Consulting Partnership 

  • PwC’s Indigenous Consulting
  • Rail Projects Victoria

 

Sydney Metro Martin Place Integrated Station Development  

  • Macquarie Group
  • Sydney Metro
  • Transport for NSW

 


 

We thank Transurban for sponsoring the 2019 Government Partnerships Excellence Award

 



 

WINNER

WENTWORTH TO BROKEN HILL PIPELINE

        • John Holland
        • MPC Kinetic

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

 

Bruce Highway Boundary Road Interchange   

  • BMD Constructions

 

Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project  

  • CPB Contractors

  • Lendlease

 

M80 Ring Road Upgrade: Sunshine Avenue to Calder Freeway  

  • Fulton Hogan

 


 

We thank MUFG Bank for sponsoring the 2019 Contractor Excellence Award

 



 

WINNER

TASWATER REGIONAL TOWNS WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM – STAGES 2 AND 3 

          • KBR
          • TasWater
          • TRILITY

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

 

Incident Management Project   

  • Transurban
  • Ventia

 

Queensland Schools Project

  • Plenary Schools Consortium (Plenary Group, DeltaFM Australia and Watpac)
  • Queensland Department of Education

 


 

We thank the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance for sponsoring the 2019 Operator and Service Provider Excellence Award

 



 

WINNER

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY FOR MELBOURNE’S RAILWAY SIGNALLING NETWORK 

          • AECOM
          • AEG
          • Metro Trains Melbourne
          • Public Transport Victoria
          • Thycon

 


 

2019 FINALISTS

 

Dynamic Speed Management Trial   

  • Transurban
  • VicRoads

 

Kwinana Waste to Energy  

  • Acciona
  • Dutch Infrastructure Fund
  • Keppel-Seghers
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Phoenix Energy Australia
  • Veolia

 

M80 Ring Road Upgrade: Sunshine Avenue to Calder Freeway   

  • Cowi
  • Fulton Hogan

 


 

We thank the Federal Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities for sponsoring the 2019 Innovation Excellence Award