News & Views

9th September 2016

2016 NECA QLD Excellence and Apprentice Awards

06 Sep 2016

The best Queensland (QLD) electrical and communications contractors and apprentices were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence and Apprentice Awards hosted by peak Australian industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA). Hosted by Sharyn Ghidella with guest speakers Trevor “The Axe” Gillmeister and Mark Bailey MP Minister for Energy, Water and Main Roads.

In the Excellence Awards, NECA QLD awarded eight major awards across eight categories and in the Apprentice Awards there were three major award recipients across two categories. Finalists were presented in front of 250 industry representatives including contractors, suppliers, educators and government representatives at the pinnacle showcase of the electrical and communications industry at Brisbane City Hall.

NECA QLD also had the opportunity to present lifetime memberships to its past President and Technical Consultant.

Executive Director of NECA Queensland, Mr Mick Logan said the winning companies and apprentices were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, significant engineering achievements and finishing the complex jobs on time.

“The judging panel were privileged to view such high quality projects and as always, NECA members have played a critical role in some of the largest and most diverse construction jobs in the state,” said Mr Logan.

The winning companies and projects are as below:


Excellence Awards




Domestic Residence

Baylec Electrical

Sentinel Road Project

Energy Efficiency and Environment

Fredon QLD

1 William Street LED

Lighting Project

Blue Star Pacific

Rhapsody North Apartments

Industrial – Medium Project

Fredon QLD

New Generation Rolling Stock


Programmed Electrical Technologies

QUT Creative Industries Precinct 2

Commercial – Small Project

Blue Star Pacific

Liberte Apartments

Commercial – Medium Project

Blue Star Pacific

Botanica Residences

Commercial – Large Project

Nilsen QLD

Defence Logistic Lavarack Barracks


Apprentice Awards





Apprentice of the Year

Jason Dostal

NECA Group Training


Damon Gabbott

Blue Star






Apprentice of the Year

Alexander Scurr

NECA Group Training




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Notes for editors

  1. NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide.
  2. NECA is run by electrical contractors, for electrical contractors.
  3. We have 5,000 contracting companies as members – and they in turn employ over 50,000 people Australia-wide.
  4. NECA employs almost 350 people across its seven chapters (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia).
  5. The chapters provide NECA members with a range of services including: Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, Legal, Technical, Training, business-support services, product discounts and advocacy representation in Canberra with Government, Industry bodies and Training bodies.
  6. NECA wholly-owns its Legal firm, Group Training and the NECA Colleges (in WA) and EcoSmart Electricians – and has joint ventures with a superannuation company (NSW) and one of the national cabling registrars (ACRS).
  7. NECA also employ around 2,000 apprentice electricians and provides training to a further 2,000.
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