News & Views

8th December 2017

2017 National Excellence Awards

The nation’s best electrical and communications projects were recognised last night at the annual National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.

Almost 400 industry representatives including contractors, educators and government representatives attended the Excellence Awards at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

Attendees heard from guest speaker the Hon Craig Laundy MP, the Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, who outlined the government’s agenda for the electrical contracting sector.

There was a good geographical representation of winners, with five winning projects from NSW, two each from Victoria, West Australia and South Australia and one each from Queensland and Tasmania.

“We saw a fantastic range of projects this year. So it was even more challenging for our judges to decide on the national winners,” said Suresh Manickam, NECA’s Chief Executive Officer. 

“NECA thanks all the national finalists, congratulates the 2017 winners and acknowledges the ongoing support of the industry in making the Awards such a resounding success.”

“We would also like to particularly thank our sponsors, who have supported us in holding the awards for the past 29 years,” he concluded.

The winning and commended projects are listed below:

Winners

Category

Company

State

Project Name

Domestic Residence

VIC

Modern Melbourne Residence

Advanced Lifestyle Solutions

Small Contracting Business

NSW

Curry Power

Curry Power

Work Health & Safety Management System (Project)

QLD

The Science Place - James Cook University - Townsville

Programmed Electrical Technologies

Work Health & Safety Management System (Company)

NSW

Kerfoot

Kerfoot

Industrial Small

WA

Leonora Station Creek Telemetry Upgrade

RCR Water and Water Corporation

Industrial - Medium Project

NSW

IKEA Multi Function Logistic Unit, Marsden Park

Barnwell Cambridge

Industrial - Large Project

VIC

Webb Dock International Container Terminal Project

Nilsen (VIC)

Energy Efficiency and Environment

SA

Adelaide health and medical Sciences (AHMS)

AZZO

Lighting

NSW

Sydney University's Great Hall

Elam Cabling Group

Voice/Data Communications & Audio Visual

WA

Perth Children's Hospital - Communications Package

DESA Australia

Commercial Small Project

TAS

TasWater North West Regional Offices

RBD Electrical & Instrumentation

Commercial - Medium Project

NSW

Wynyard Walk

Star Group

Commercial - Large Project

SA

The New Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH )

Nilsen (SA)

 

Commendations

Category

Company

State

Project Name

Work Health & Safety Management System (Company)

WA

Insight Electrical HSEQ System

Insight Electrical Technology

Commercial Small Project

VIC

Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne

DESA Australia

Commercial - Medium Project

WA

Aubin Grove Train Station

Downer

Voice/Data Communications & Audio Visual

NSW

Sage Fitout

DESA Australia

 

Apprentice Awards

 

Category

State

Employer / Host -

Apprentice

Winner

Industrial

VIC

Schneider Electric

Tim Stanway

Runner up

Industrial

WA

EGT / Host - Nilsen

Justin Bennett

 

Winner

Commercial / Domestic

VIC

Lanec Services

Jason Dupont

Runner up

Commercial / Domestic

NSW

NECA Electrical Apprenticeships / Host - Kerfoot

James Brown

 

Winner

Communications

SA

PEER / Host -Integrated Cabling Solutions

Christopher Cowan

Winner of the Trade Teacher Award was Jamie Robertson from NECA Education and Careers Victoria.

-ENDS-

Media enquiries and interviews

NECA National Office

communications@neca.asn.au

P 02 9439 8523

 

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 RTOs and GTOs in NSW, VIC & WA, the EcoSmart Electricians initiative and ACRS – one of the national cabling registrars, and has a joint venture with a superannuation company in NSW (NESS Super).
  7. NECA also employ around 2,000 apprentice electricians and provides training to a further 2,000.
  8. For further information go to www.neca.asn.au.

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