The demolition of the former State Government office building at 10 Murray Street and the
construction of the latest irrigation scheme for Tasmanian Irrigation were joint winners in one of
the major categories of the Tasmanian Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Earth Awards for 2018.
It’s the 25th year The Earth Awards have been presented – recognizing Excellence in Civil

Other winners announced at the presentation dinner tonight were the replacement of the Cove
Hill Road Bridge over the Jordan River, the reconstruction of the road across the Neck at Bruny
Island, the massive upgrading of the Melba and Western Rail Line and the construction of a new
tailings dam at the Rosebery Tin Mine.

The Judges couldn’t separate the demolition of 10 Murray Street by Hazell Bros. – describing it as
a difficult, innovative complex project, and the construction of the Melrose Dam at Cranbrook on
the east coast by Hall Construction which they said represented environmental, physical
challenges and future proofing supply of water to industries.

Improving the road across the Bruny Island Neck by Andrew Walter Constructions has had an
immediate impact for tourists and locals alike; while replacing the Cove Hill Bridge across the
Jordan River by VEC Civil has improved safety and access for residents in this rapidly growing

Improving the state of the Melba and Western Rail Line has benefited the mining industry in
particular on the west coast and the new Tailing Dam at the Rosebery Tin Mine has avoided a
major environmental threat using the latest in civil infrastructure technologies and know how.

Earth Awards Category Winners

Category 1 up to $2m VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd – Cove Hill Road Bridge.
Category 2 $2M to $5M Andrew Walter Constructions Pty Ltd – Bruny Island Neck
Category 3 $5M to $10M Joint Winners
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Hall EarthMoving Pty Ltd Swan Valley Irrigation Scheme – Melrose Dam
Hazell Bros Group 10 Murray Street Hobart Demolition
Category 4 $10M to $30M VEC Civil Engineering – Melba and Western Line
Category 5 $30M to $75M Hazell Bros. Rosebery Mine Tailings Dam.
The winners of this year’s Tasmanian Earth Award Categories will go forward to the National Finals for
the Earth Awards which will take place in Canberra in November
The Gala Event also recognises the achievement of the following categories in our State Awards.
State Awards Winners
• Safety at Roadworks (Presented by the Minister for Infrastructure) VEC Civil / Shaw Contracting
Joint Ventures
• Owner Operator of the Year: Scott Pigden Excavations & Earthmoving Pty Ltd
• Equipment Operator of the Year: Paul Burdon of Andrew Walter Constructions
• Commitment to Skills Development and Training (Employer): Stornoway
• Small Civil Contractor of the Year North, North East North West – Hamilton Excavations Pty Ltd
• Small Civil Contractor of the Year – South – JDM Contracting Concrete Constructions
The 2018 CCF Awards were proudly sponsored by William Adams, Gallagher and Dial Before you Dig,
Event information can be found at
Executive Officer Rachael Matheson