22 Oct 2016

National PMAA winners announced

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National PMAA winners announced

Australia's leading projects and project managers have been recognised at this year’s National Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs).

The Australian Institute of Project Management's night of nights was held at Sydney’s Dockside Pavilion on the penultimate night of the AIPM’s Inaugural Regional Conference, with top national awards going to Queensland Rail who won the National Project of the Year and David Banks from Telstra, who won the National Program/Project Director Award for his role as the end-to-end program director for the highly successful Telstra Air Network project.

AIPM CEO, Ms Yvonne Butler, congratulated all of the winners from this year's awards when she said "These project managers and project management organisations should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved tonight. Australia is at the forefront of glocal project management advancements, so to be recognised as the best in their class is something they should be applauded accordingly for."

Ms Butler also highlighted the fine run Queensland is having in winning the top award for Australian Project Managers. “This is Queensland’s third straight National Project of the Year Award win. It is a credit to the leading project managers and companies who are now emerging from that state”.

Other winners on the night included Capital Insight which delivered the Westmead Institute of Medical Research. This was a $110 million 17,500 square metre facility for collaborative medical research and multi-disciplinary teaching which brought together dispersed research bodies that previously operated largely independently.

Some of the winners from the National PMAAs went on to represent Australia at the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management PM Achievement Awards, with the winners being announced the next morning. The AIPM would like to congratulate David Banks (Project Manager of the Year), Eric Vanweydeveld (Young Project Manager of the Year), Capital Insight (Engineering/Construction), Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (Telecommunications/IT), Queensland Rail (Organisation/Change Management), Gripfast Consulting (Community Service and/or Development) and Bond University (Research) who won their categories. Some of these winners will now go on to be nominated for the International Project Management Association’s Project Excellence awards.

The AIPM would like to congratulate the award winners and encourages submissions for the 2017 Project Management Achievement Awards. You can visit the AIPM Facebook page to view some of the photos from the night.

2016 National Project Management Achievement Awards Category winners included:

Project Category Awards

NATIONAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Organisation: Queensland Rail (QLD)
Project: Queensland Rail Management Centre

CONSTRUCTION / ENGINEERING
Organisation: Capital Insight (NSW)
Project: Westmead Institute of Medical Research

DEFENCE / AEROSPACE
Organisation: Department of Defence (VIC)
Project: Army Minor Project 29.44 – Weapon Training Simulation System

ICT / TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Organisation: Telstra (VIC)
Project: Wi-Fi Nation

ORGANISATIONAL / CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Organisation: Queensland Rail
Project: Queensland Rail Management Centre

SMALL PROJECTS
Organisation: PMP Solutions – Kellog Brown & Root & SA Water Corporation (SA)
Project: Gawler Wastewater Network Capacity Upgrade

REGIONAL PROJECTS
Organisation: Power and Water Corporation (SA)
Project: Adelaide River Water Treatment Plant

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND/OR DEVELOPMENT
Organisation: Gripfast Consulting
Project: Understanding veterans in the community: who are they and what are their healthcare needs ?

SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS
Organisation: The City of Gosnells (WA)
Project: Mills Park Redevelopment


Individual Category Awards

PROGRAM / PROJECT DIRECTOR
Winner: David Banks (VIC)
Organisation: Telstra

PROJECT MANAGER
Winner: Matt Lane (QLD)
Organisation: Brisbane Airport Corporation

YOUNG PROJECT MANAGER
Winner: Eric Vanweydeveld (NT)
Organisation: Power and Water Corporation

PROJECT TEAM MEMBER
Winner: Gareth Faulkner (QLD)
Organisation: Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation