Big wins at the civil construction awards

Two projects awarded the top honours at the 2021 CCF Earth Awards

Published: 12 October 2021, Updated: 12 October 2021

Two recently completed projects, Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Interchange and Murdoch Drive Connection, were recognised at the Civil Contractors Federation annual Earth Awards. 

These two projects won in their categories for "Excellence in Civil Construction." Congratulations to all the teams that contributed to these impressive infrastructure improvements.

Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Interchange

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Caption: Wanneroo Road bridge artwork designs 

This interchange was a hot spot of congestion and crashes prior to the upgrade. We partnered with WBHO and SRG to complete the project and improve safety and journey times in the area. We lifted Wanneroo Road over Ocean Reef Road to allow traffic to flow freely and improve access to neighbouring suburbs. 

The project also included new shared paths, signalised ramps, and better connections to the local road network.

We also worked with artist Mark Datodi to develop colourful bridge designs representing the agricultural heritage of the land. The colour palette of the bridge and noise walls represents the planting rows and patchwork patterns of crops. A tribute to Cockman House was also integrated into the noise wall opposite the popular historic site. 

Murdoch Drive Connection

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Caption: View of the Murdoch Drive and Kwinana Freeway interchange

For this massive southern suburbs project, we worked with the Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance (MRIA) - CPB Contractors, Georgiou, W.A. Limestone, GHD, BG&E and AECOM.

Murdoch Drive was extended to connect with Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway, pedestrian and cyclist facilities were upgraded, three bridges constructed, and a new roundabout was built. Access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and the Murdoch Activity Centre was improved, and travel times cut - all while improving safety throughout the area. 

As part of the project, we partnered with local Aboriginal contractor, Arra Group, on the construction of the noise wall in Leeming. This provided a unique opportunity to up-skill the local Aboriginal workforce and helped created training opportunities for more Aboriginal people, who are interested in joining the industry.

Watch our video on this partnership to learn more

A new sustainability initiative was trialled by using crushed recycled concrete from the Subiaco Oval demolition. 

Learn more about our sustainability projects.

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