Important note: The Australian Construction Achievement Award 2022 will be presented Wednesday 4 May 2022 in Sydney. Registrations to the gala dinner close 20 April 2022. Register here.


The Australian Construction Achievement Award was first presented in 1997, as an annual award to recognise and reward innovation and the highest standard of work in the Australian construction industry. The award celebrates the skills, productivity and prosperity that the industry brings to Australia.

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. Finalists are chosen from initial entries, followed by a detailed judging process by an independent judging panel involving site inspections to select the winner.

Key dates

  • Stage 1 call for entries open October 2021
  • Stage 1 call for entries close 20 January 2022
  • Finalists announcement 1 February 2022
  • Stage 2 entries open 7 February 2022
  • Stage 2 entries close 1 March 2022
  • Judging 15-25 March 2022
  • Winner announcement 4 May 2022 – book tickets

Finalists for the 2022 Australian Construction Achievement Award

The Australian Constructors Association together with Engineers Australia has announced that six projects have been selected as finalists to compete for the prestigious 2022 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA).

The ACAA Finalists for 2022 are: 

Additional Works Package 1 – Cheltenham and Mentone Level Crossing Removal Project, Victoria
By Southern Program Alliance (ACCIONA, Coleman Rail, WSP, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

The Southern Program Alliance (SPA)’s Additional Works Package 1 removed three dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s south-east for the state government’s Level Crossing Removal Project, reducing emissions and commute times.

Mordialloc Freeway, Victoria
By McConnell Dowell Corp Ltd, Decmil Group and Major Roads Project

The Mordialloc Freeway Project included the construction of nine kilometres of road, eight kilometres of shared walking and cycling paths and six new bridges, including four with new freeway entry and exit ramps.

Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade, New South Wales
By Laing O’Rourke, WSP & TfNSW
Pacific Complete managed the delivery of the 129-kilometre section of the Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Ballina. The upgrade to four lanes of divided carriageway included earthworks, piling, bridge and structures, pavements, material supply and finishing works.

Quay Quarter Tower, Circular Quay, New South Wales
By Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd

In delivering the Quay Quarter Tower, Multiplex managed major redevelopment works, including the partial demolition and reuse of the existing 50 Bridge Street building, substantial cost savings, and a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the building.

R2P Alliance, South Australia
By the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald

The R2P Alliance is a 1.8-kilometre section of non-stop roadway, with an overpass over Regency Road, providing three lanes in each direction and two-lane arterial surface roads.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation Works, New South Wales
By John Holland CPB Ghella Joint Venture

The TSE project included the construction of 15.5 kilometres of fully-lined tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham, 57 cross-passages, rail corridor widening, two permanent portals/dive structures, and six new underground stations.

View the media release.

Further details about the finalists and the ACAA are available at

Previous winners of the award include:

  • 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
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