The nation’s best electrical and communications projects were recognised at the annual electrical and communications industry’s Excellence Awards, hosted by NECA yesterday.
State winners from across Australia attended this year’s event at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra and heard from guest speaker Education and Employment Legislation Committee chair of senate Bridget McKenzie about skills development, reforms to the vocational education and training sector and the need for the return of the Australian Building and Construction Commission.
Six Victorian projects, one New South Wales project, one Australian Capital Territory project and three Western Australian projects received the top national awards in front of 300 industry representatives including contractors, educators and government representatives. New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania also received commendations on projects that were narrowly beaten by the overall category winners.
“We saw a fantastic range of projects this year,” said NECA chief executive Suresh Manickam.
“So it was even more challenging for our judges to decide on the national winners.
“NECA thanks all the national finalists, congratulates the 2016 winners and acknowledges the ongoing support of the industry in making the Awards such a resounding success – particularly our sponsors.”
The winning and commended projects are listed below: