2019 State CCAA Innovation Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the state winners of the 2019 CCAA Innovation Awards, who will now go on as finalists for the biennial National Awards in 2020.

The winners were announced at dinners across the country throughout May, July and August. These events were attended by members, guests, government representatives, sponsors and industry. 

The national winners will be announced at CMIC20.

For the first time in 2019, CCAA introduced a new category into the awards program - Diversity & Inclusion - meaning it will also be celebrated for the first time at next year's national awards.

"As our industry moves to realise the social and economic benefits that diverse and inclusive workplaces offer, we have introduced a new award category that recognises innovative approaches to strengthening Diversity & Inclusion in our industry", says CCAA CEO, Ken Slattery.

"I congratulate all our participants and thank them for sharing the innovative work they're doing across these important business areas. I'd also like to thank our sponsors for their tremendous support."

CCAA strongly believes in the sharing of new ideas and approaches across these areas of common challenge, will create a better industry and that is safer, more sustainable and more in tune with the society we serve.

Nearly 140 entries were submitted across all states in this year's round of awards, with 17 in the Diversity & Inclusion category. 

Below is the list of State Winners for 2019. For specific details on the winning submissions, each awards dinner and those who received highly-commended recognition click on the relevant state title.


  • Environmental Innovation Award | WINNER: Boral Australia - Boral Berrima Cement - Fueling our Future: The Solid Waste Project

  • Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd - Holcim Logistics - Safe Tip

  • Community Engagement Award | WINNER: Boral Australia - Peppertree Quarry & Marulan Cement - Boral Youth Leadership & Development Initiative

  • Diversity & Inclusion Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia Pty Ltd - Bass Point Quarry - Amenable Amenities Future Proofing Infrastructure at Hanson


  • Environmental Innovation Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia Pty Ltd - Wolffdene Quarry - A Floccing Great Innovation

  • Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Boral Australia - Logistics QLD - A New Drawbar Design for Truck and Dog Tipper Trailers

  • Community Engagement Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia Pty Ltd - Glass House Mountains Quarry - Community Engagement Plan

  • Diversity & Inclusion Award | WINNER: Hy-tec Industries Pty Ltd - QLD Sites - Diversity and Inclusion for Women in Non-Traditional Roles


  • Environmental Innovation Award | WINNER: Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd - Corangamite Water Skink Monitoring and Habitat Creation Program
  • Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Cement Australia Pty Ltd - Superblender Trolley - Elimination of Confined Space Entry
  • Community Engagement Award | WINNER: Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd – Bunyip Forest Fire
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia Pty Ltd – Woman Driving Transport Careers

  • Environmental Innovation Award | JOINT WINNER: SA Premium Cement & Concrete - Mile End Wet Batch Plant Concrete
  • Environmental Innovation Award | JOINT WINNER: Adelaide Brighton - Adelaide Brighton Cement Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Project

  • Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Boral Australia - Boral and the Konnect SEGNUT
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award | WINNER: Adelaide Brighton - Adelaide Brighton and the University of Adelaide Female Chemical Engineering Scholarships

  • Environmental Innovation Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia Pty Ltd - Concrete Returns Strategy
  • Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Duggans Pty Ltd - Pre-Cast Panel Trailer Modifications
  • Community Engagement Award | WINNER: Boral Australia - Community Engagement Program
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia Pty Ltd - Multicultural Drivers Program

  • Environmental Innovation Award | WINNER: WA Premix - Bayswater Concrete Plant - New Benchmark in Environmental Performance
  • Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Hanson Australia - Midland and Gnangara Concrete Plants - RMX Concrete Plant Guarding
  • Community Engagement Award | WINNER: Cockburn Cement - Munster Plant - Air Quality Videos
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award | WINNER: Holcim (Australia) - Maternity Workwear Range