Gold Coast Light Rail, Main Roads WA and Katrina O'Mara Big Winners at the Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards
The Gold Coast Light Rail (McConnell Dowell), Main Roads Western Australia and Katrina O'Mara were the big winners at the national Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards in Sydney on Thursday hosted by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).
The Gold Coast Light Rail won the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Project/Asset Award through McConnell Dowell.
"The judges noted that the Gold Coast Light Rail project demonstrated that there are savings to be made through a sustainable approach. Despite being undertaken in a challenging environment and having a range of obstacles to overcome, the project still achieved exceptional sustainability outcomes and has achieved the highest Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating score to date," Antony Sprigg, ISCA CEO.
Main Roads Western Australia won the Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award.
"According to the judges, MRWA demonstrated exceptional evidence of national leadership, pursuit of best practice and embedding sustainability into corporate values and projects. They have shown strong leadership and through its work is positively influencing the take up of sustainable practices and the IS rating scheme. They are actively involved in building staff capability, sustainable practices and sharing knowledge and experience across the industry."
Katrina O'Mara from Aecom and based in Western Australia won the Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award.
"The judges noted that Katrina has demonstrated strong leadership and stewardship in promoting sustainability not just in Australia but also in New Zealand."
The Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards recognise and reward projects, organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership in advancing infrastructure sustainability. The judging panel included:
- Lyn O'Connell PSM, Deptuy Secretary
- Megan Motto, Chief Executive Officer, Consult Australia
- Menno Henneveld, Vice President, World Road Association
- Ian Webb, Chief Executive, Roads Australia
Also recognised at the event were four infrastructure projects in Australia for achieving their Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating.