Winners are grinners

Published: 04 January 2021, Updated: 04 January 2021

Main Roads was recently recognised at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) - Achievement Awards.

The awards aim to recognise individual and organisational excellence in public service.

Best Practice in Corporate Social Values

A key consideration in the planning and development of Bunbury Outer Ring Road was to contribute to the protection of one of WA’s most endangered marsupials – the Western Ringtail Possum, also known as Ngwayir by local Noongar people.

This award recognised the world-class Western Ringtail Possum Regional Surveys, undertaken to support development of the project.

Learn more about the success of the surveys on our website.

Best Practice in Innovation

Our sustainability achievements for the Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening project have been recognised.

Crushed recycled concrete and crumb rubber was used on the recently completed project, minimising lifecycle impacts.

Crumb rubber is produced from recycled scrap rubber such as tyres, and when combined with bitumen produces a highly durable road construction material.

Crushed recycled concrete included material from the Subiaco Oval demolition.

Learn more about our sustainability achievements on our website.

Public Sector Commission Young Leader of the Year

Anthony Williams has made a strong contribution in the Pilbara with outstanding work in asset management, attention to detail and efforts to build and maintain close working relationships with local contractors, including Aboriginal businesses.

Leader of the Year Working with a Division, Team or Organisation

Project Director, Mohammad Siddiqui, faced challenges during the complex Mitchell Freeway Southbound Widening project.

Mohammed demonstrates strong collaborative leadership skills by creating mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders within Government and the wider community.

Shortlisted nominees included:

  • Leader of the Year - Project Director Gurdip Singh Kundi for his collaborative efforts on the Mandurah Traffic Bridge project.
  • Leader of the Year - Great Southern Regional Manager Andrew Duffield in recognition of his inclusive and innovative leadership philosophy.

Learn more about the awards on the IPAA website.

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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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