The Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia have proudly partnered since 1997 in presenting the industry’s preeminent award – the Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA). Showcasing expertise in delivering complex and innovative solutions, the ACAA also recognises the social and economic benefits of infrastructure projects. Projects selected as finalists have been delivered efficiently and in a way that nurtures worker wellbeing, improves the skills of the workforce and promotes environmentally responsible outcomes. Collectively, we believe these features contribute to a more sustainable construction industry and are what makes these projects the best of the best.

Entry is open to all Australian construction companies (individually or as part of a joint venture or contractual alliance), with direct responsibility for the construction of the nominated project. The award process is arguably one of the most intensive. Finalists undertake a two-stage assessment process by a panel of independent expert judges. Finalists are chosen from initial entries, followed by a detailed judging process by an independent judging panel typically involving site inspections to select the winner.

ACAA 2023

Key dates:

  • September – December 2022: Call for entries
  • February 2023: Finalists announcement
  • 3 May 2023: Presentation event

The ACAA will again be co-located with the Future of Construction Summit (FCON). The 2023 event will be held in Melbourne. More information to be released shortly.

View our presentation event gallery.


2022 Winner – Sydney Metro City and Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation Works – John Holland, CPB & Ghella Joint Venture


Previous ACAA winners

  • 2022, Sydney Metro City and Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation Works – John Holland, CPB & Ghella Joint Venture
  • 2021, Zero Cost Energy Future – Enerven
  • 2020, New Museum for WA – Multiplex Constructions
  • 2019, Chith Export Facility – McConnell Dowell
  • 2018, Optus Stadium and Stadium Park – Multiplex Constructions
  • 2017, Melbourne Port Capacity Project, Maritime Works – McConnell Dowell
  • 2016, Moorebank Unit Relocation Project – Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction
  • 2015, Victorian Regional Rail Link Project – Regional Rail Link
  • 2014, Cape Lambert Marine Works, Phase A – John Holland
  • 2013, RMIT Swanston Academic Building – Brookfield Multiplex, and The New Royal Children’s Hospital – Lendlease Joint Winners
  • 2012, Port Botany Expansion Project – Baulderstone
  • 2011, West Gate Freeway Upgrade – West Gate Freeway Alliance
  • 2010, Melbourne Convention Centre – Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2009, EastLink Project Melbourne – Thiess and John Holland Joint Venture
  • 2008, Perth Seawater Desalination Plant – Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2007, Southern Cross Station Melbourne – Leighton Contractors
  • 2006, Runway Main Construction Works, Tullamarine – John Holland
  • 2005, The Bond Sydney – Bovis Lend Lease
  • 2004, Alice Springs to Darwin Rail Link – ADRAIL Joint Venture
  • 2003, The Brisbane Inner-City Bypass – Leighton Contractors
  • 2002, Woronora Bridge – Barclay Mowlem Construction
  • 2001, Queensland Clean Fuels Project – Queensland Clean Fuels Project Alliance
  • 2000, Stadium Australia – Multiplex Constructions
  • 1998, The Wandoo B Offshore Oil Platform – The Wandoo Alliance
  • 1997, The Glebe Island Bridge (ANZAC Bridge) – Baulderstone Hornibrook Engineering

Visit the ACAA website for further information: www.acaa.net.au

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