State Innovation Award winners named – now off to the nationals  

Congratulations to all the state winners of the 2017 CCAA Innovation Awards, who now go on as finalists for the biennial National Awards next year.  

The national winners will be announced at the 2018 Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC) in Sydney.  

Formerly known as the Environmental Health and Safety Awards, the CCAA Innovation Awards have expanded this year. In addition to the long-standing environmental and safety performance categories, all states have now adopted the Community Leadership category – meaning it will also be celebrated for the first time at next year’s national awards.   

“The Community Leadership category demonstrates our industry’s commitment to building strong relationships with the communities in which we operate, right around Australia” says CCAA CEO, Ken Slattery.  

“At the same time, the Awards continue to shine a spotlight on outstanding examples of environmental performance and safety excellence that can be shared with others in the heavy construction materials industry.”  

The state awards were presented at Construction Materials Industry Dinners held around the country over the past six weeks.  

“Our state awards dinners were a huge success this year, bringing stakeholders together to network and celebrate the industry’s successes,” Mr Slattery says.  

Nearly 150 entries were submitted across all states in this year’s round of awards, with 26 in the Community Leadership category.  

“The judging panels were very impressed with the quality of nominations across the environmental performance and safety excellence categories, and particularly inspired by the level of community engagement that is happening around the country,” Mr Slattery says.  
The following is the summary of this year’s state winners. 
(You can click on the name of your state to see more details).


Environmental Innovation
Winner – Holcim (Australia) – Northern NSW Concrete Plants – Concrete Recycling Program
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia)– Albion Park Quarry – Kaya Sand Plant    

Health and Safety Innovation
Winner – Boral Australia – 10 x 4 Agitator Truck with Improved Roll Stability
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia) – Dubbo Quarry – Retractable Screen Dust Covers
Highly Commended - Hanson Australia – Molong Quarry – Canica Anvil Change-Out 

Community Leadership
Winner – Boral Australia – Marulan South – Stakeholder Engagement Planning Program  


Environmental Innovation
Winner – Braeside Quarries - Braeside Quarry – Recycled Rubber Explosives
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia) – Beenleigh Quarry – Stormwater Management Upgrade 

Health and Safety Innovation
Winner – Boral Australia - Logistics Wacol 
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia) – QLD Aggregates - Positive Zero Harm
Highly Commended - Hanson Australia - Logistics - Designing a Safer Work Platform for Prime Movers 
Highly Commended - Boral Australia – Petrie Quarry - Respirable Dust Management Program 

Community Leadership
Winner – Holcim (Australia) - Beenleigh Quarry - Ongoing Community Engagement Program
Highly Commended - HY-TEC Industries Pty Ltd - Queensland Quarry Sites – Community Awareness and Education  


Environmental Innovation
Winner – Holcim (Australia) – Jeeralang Quarry In-Pit Overburden Storage 

Health and Safety Innovation
Winner – Boral Australia – Concrete North Melbourne - Mobile Silica Silo
Highly Commended - Hanson Australia - ME" Looking after "ME" Driver Safety Program
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd – Articulated Dump Truck Body Raise Disable  

Community Leadership
Winner – Boral Australia – Deer Park Quarry Partnership with the Dame Phillis Frost Centre
Highly Commended - Hanson Australia - Lysterfield Quarry - Rehabilitation Review
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia)– Oaklands Junction Quarry Community Engagement     


Environmental Innovation
Winner – Boral Australia - Murray Bridge Quarry, Site Solar Electricity Installation & Reuse of Water 

Health and Safety Innovation
Winner – Boral Australia - Boral Concrete Plants, Safety Agi Wand 

Community Leadership
Winner –  Hanson Australia, Creating a Sense of Community amongst Young Children
Highly Commended - Adelaide Brighton Cement, Excellence in Supporting Communities 


Environmental Innovation

Highly Commended - Boral Construction Materials and Cement: Derwent park water management
Highly Commended - Hanson Australia: Moonah bin expansion 

Health and Safety Innovation
Winner – Hazell Bros Group: Fit for Work, Fit for Life 

Community Leadership
Winner – Hazell Bros Group: 10 Days on the Island – Industry art government partnership 


Environmental Innovation
Winner – Hanson Australia: Dieback Management in Quarrying
Highly Commended - Hanson Australia - Canning Vale Concrete Plant Returned Concrete Management System
Highly Commended - WA BLUEMETAL - Whitby Quarry Overburden Management
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd - Jandabup Sand Quarry Fuel Storage Solution 

Health and Safety Innovation
Winner – Cockburn Cement - Munster Innovative ISO Container Handrail & Platform System
Highly Commended - Holcim (Australia) - Perth Metro Tipper Body to Chassis Alarm - Hydraulic Sensor
Highly Commended - Boral Australia - Screen Access Rollaway Chute  

Community Leadership
Winner – Cockburn Cement - Munster Cockburn Cement iWomen Project 2017    

Media inquiries: Diane Niu - Marketing Director, CCAA
Ph. 02 9667 8305