Australia business receives seven wins at the state Project Management Achievement Awards 2023

Our Australia team has won seven awards at the state Project Management Achievement Awards 2023 and have now been shortlisted in these categories at a national level.

The Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs) are hosted by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), with state and national events to recognise, honour and promote outstanding achievements in programme and project leadership across Australia 

13 projects and people from our Australia team were considered by the judges for state awards.

The winners by state:


  • EastCo Development – Project of the Year  
  • EastCo Development – Construction / Engineering   
  • Brimbank Wellness and Aquatic Centre – Sustainable Projects  


  • The University of Queensland Andrew N Liveris Building – Construction / Engineering 
  • Heron Island Seawater Intake Project – Regional Projects  

Northern Territory 

  • Katherine and Big Rivers Community Sports and Recreation Venue – Regional Projects  
  • Northern Territory Solar Schools Programme – Sustainable Projects 

South Australia 

  • Wulanda Recreation & Convention Centre – Regional Projects  

 New South Wales

  • In New South Wales, our client, Sydney Metro, also won Project Management Office of the Year. We are providing Project Management Office (PMO) service to all Sydney Metro projects to connect communities across the Greater Sydney region.

The winning state awards will now be shortlisted for the national AIPM PMAA’s in October 2023. 

Julian Kerwood, Head of Project Management, Australia and New Zealand, said:  

At Turner & Townsend, we strive for service and performance excellence on all our project and programme commissions for our clients, communities and industry.

"I am very proud to see our project management team being recognised for their high performance, and we all acknowledge the support and guidance we receive from our partners and industry peers." 

The winning projects:

EastCo Development 

The EastCo Development is an A-Grade commercial tower accommodating 1,000 staff in Ringwood, Melbourne. We project managed the development on behalf of Queensland Investment Corporation and Department of Transport and Planning to deliver the 11-storey building.

This has achieved a 5-star Greenstar Self Assessed rating and a 6-star ‘World Leadership’ Greenstar rating for the fit-out. The development is currently on track to achieving a 5-star NABERS energy and 4-star NABERS water target rating.

Brimbank Wellness and Aquatic Centre 

Brimbank City Council appointed us to provide project management and cost and commercial management services to support the feasibility, design and construction of the 6-Star Greenstar Brimbank Wellness and Aquatic Centre. 

The facility sets the benchmark for sustainable indoor aquatic centres in Australia, utilising cutting-edge heat pump technology and operating on all-electric power, resulting in net-zero emissions. The facility features aquatic, sports and leisure facilities designed to enrich the lives of the local community and promote improved health and social outcomes.

Andrew N Liveris Building 

The Andrew N Liveris Building is a 12-level building at the University of Queensland’s (UQ) St Lucia Campus that features advanced laboratories, both formal and informal educational spaces, workshops and a podium precinct. 

It was designed to house the School of Chemical Engineering and the Liveris Academy. The building’s intricate design includes an innovative façade that maximises internal space while maintaining a strong connection to the university’s iconic sandstone Great Court.

UQ Heron Island Research Station 

UQ operates the UQ Heron Island Research Station, a state-of-the-art marine science research facility for ongoing research and operations.

UQ appointed us to project manage the replacement of the seawater intake pipe and deliver a robust and sustainable product with minimal disruption to research operations, the local environment and island tourism.

Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre 

Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre in Mount Gambier is a state-of-the-art facility offering a range of sporting, aquatic and conference amenities, including a newly constructed aquatic centre, six multi-purpose courts, a gym and allied health services.  

This facility can host various events, performances and major sporting competition, offering significant social and economic benefits to the Mount Gambier community and the Limestone Coast region. 

Katherine and Big Rivers Community Sports and Recreation Venue 

At the heart of the community, the Katherine and Big Rivers Community Sports and Recreation Venue is used regularly by junior and senior sporting groups for a wide range of sporting activities.  

We were appointed to project manage the demolition and replacement of the outdated pavilion as part of Katherine Town Council’s commitment to developing a high-quality, multi-use facility to service the needs of the community and support their rich history of sporting initiatives.  

Northern Territory Solar Schools programme 

The Solar Schools programme is part of the Northern Territory Governments Roadmap to Renewables Plan to transition the Northern Territory to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.  

We provided programme and project management services to support in developing and delivering numerous Solar Photovoltaic systems for schools throughout the Northern Territory. The programme initially focused on the Darwin region and has now expanded into regional and remote areas of the territory.  

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