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).

Australian Constructors Association CEO Jon Davies said in this 25th year of the award the 2022 finalists demonstrate the industry is continuing to rise to the challenge.

“The construction industry has been tasked with rebuilding the economy and that’s exactly what the projects showcased through this award do. This year’s industry greats are literally building Australia while strengthening the critical pillars supporting the construction industry­­ – culture, capability and capacity, and equitable and aligned commercial frameworks,” said Mr Davies.

“Once again, the Australian Construction Achievement Award has brought together the best construction projects, delivered by the nation’s very best project teams. We congratulate the finalists on their achievements and for showcasing the innovation and skill of the nation’s construction and engineering workforce,” said Engineers Australia CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans.

This premier construction industry Award has again been partnered by some of the major businesses connected with the industry including Caterpillar, Cbus, Infra Build and Oracle Construction and Engineering.

The six finalists will now submit to a rigorous assessment by an independent panel of experts in the final round of the judging process. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 4 May 2022 in Sydney at the Future of Construction Summit Gala Dinner.

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 Victoria

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.

Further details about the finalists and the ACAA are available at