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NECA ACT Excellence and Apprentice Awards


NECA Tasmania 2017 Excellence and Apprentice AwardsThe annual National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence and Apprentice Awards were held on Friday 18 August, recognising the best of the best Australian Capital Territory (ACT) electrical and communications contractors.

Held at the Hotel Realm in Canberra, the Excellence Awards recognise the successful projects of 2016/17 across the electrical industry in a broad range of categories. The finalists include contractors, suppliers, educators and government representatives.

“We saw some great entries this year. It was a particularly hard year for the judges and we would like to thank everyone who went to the trouble of submitting a project,” says NECA ACT executive director Oliver Judd.

This year’s Apprentice Awards celebrated five award recipients across three categories: Industrial, Commercial/Domestic and Communications.

“It was also a great year for our apprentices. The entries in the Commercial/Domestic category were so strong we ended up with a winner and two runners-up so congratulations to all five of our award winners this year,” says NECA ACT president Barry Skinner.

Excellence Awards

Category Company Project
Domestic Residence Kaz Electronics Hall Residence
Energy Efficiency and Environment SolarHub




Lighting Fredon ACT Casino Canberra Redevelopment
Security Secom Technical Services Upgraded Security Access Control at The Treasury
WHS Management System – Company Pathway Communications WHS System
Industrial – Small Project Stowe Australia Mugga Quarry
Industrial – Medium Project Shepherd Electrical Captain Cook Memorial Jet Upgrade
Communications/Data – Small Project Stowe Australia The Canberra Hospital Emergency Department Expansion
Communications/Data – Medium Project Intravision


Industry House Communications and AV Refurbishment
Commercial – Small Project Stowe Australia Primary Computer Room UPS Upgrade for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Commercial – Medium Project Shepherd Electrical The Canberra Hospital Emergency Department Expansion


Commercial – Large Project Martin Donnelly Canberra Data Centre Hume 3 Project



Communications/Data – Small Project


Canberra Airport International Terminal Communications Fitout


Apprentice Awards – Commercial/Domestic

Apprentice of the Year

Dylan Gallagher-Cichocki – NECA Electrical Apprenticeships

Runner Up

Shaun Grainger – NECA Electrical Apprenticeships

2nd Runner Up

Tiana Collins – Stowe Australia


Apprentice Awards – Industrial

Apprentice of the Year

Greg Hart – Control and Electric


Apprentice Awards – Communications

Apprentice of the Year

Keenan Hesketh – Canberra Connections

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