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APGA Annual Awards

Every year, APGA presents awards to individuals and companies in recognition of their services to the nation’s pipeline industry. The winners of the annual awards are announced at the APGA Annual Convention which in 2018 will be held in Darwin from 8 to 11 September.

There are five annual awards.

  • The Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award
  • The Young Achievement Award
  • The Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award
  • The APGA Safety Award
  • The APGA Environment Award

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

APGA Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award

The Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award has been presented
annually since 1995. It is awarded to individuals who have made major and sustained
contributions to the pipeline industry in any area of activity. The Award recognises a contribution
over and above the call of duty to the entire industry – it does not aim to recognise contributions
to a specific company.

Members and former members are eligible to be nominated for the Award.

Previous Winners of the Outstanding Contribution Award

YearOutstanding ContributionYearOutstanding Contribution
2017Ashley Kellett2005Garry O’Meally
2016Mick McCormack2004Ian Haddow
2015Richard McDonough2003Max Kimber
2014Stephen Ohl2002Philip Venton
2013John Fleming2001John Balint
2012Peter Tuft2000Jeff Shepherd
2011Stephen Dykes1999Bruce McCaul
2010Robert Gration1998Barry Wood
2009Andy Lukas1997Ken Bilston
2008Ted Metcalfe1996Jim McDonald
2007Graeme Hogarth1995Leigh Fletcher
2006Bruce Andrews

APGA Young Achievement Award

In 2000, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association introduced an annual award to recognise the achievements of individuals under 35 years of age. The Young Achievement Award is awarded to an employee of an Owner, Lead or Corporate Member of APGA who has demonstrated a valuable and innovative contribution to the industry.

Past Winners of the Young Achievement Award

YearAwardYearAward
 2017 Sally Commins2008Lara Kayess
2016Simon Archibald2007Kristin Martin and
Leon Richards
2015Tim Vesey2006David Maloney and
David Hayter
2014Ryan Perez2005Ben Rees and
Darren Stevenson
2013Ian Spence2004Susan Jaques
2013Scott Pearce2003N/A
2011Ben Cooper2002Stephen Loneragan
2010Liz Brierley2001Paul Maloney
2009Dan Morgan2000Jason Ward

APGA Safety Award

Each year the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association presents a Safety Award to recognise the
achievements of an APGA member in enhancing the safety of the pipeline industry and its
personnel.

The Award is open to all members of APGA, both companies and individuals.

Past Winners of the Safety Award

YearSafety AwardYearSafetyAward
2017APA Group2011Nacap Australia Pty Ltd
2016APA Group2010AJ Lucas Group Limited
2015Murphy Pipe and Civil2009APA Group
2014Fyfe Pty Ltd2008Dampier Bunbury Pipeline in conjunction with WestNet
2013Nacap Australia Pty Ltd2007 SEA Gas
2012McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd

APGA Environment Award

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has since 2012 presented an annual
Environment Award to recognise the achievements of an APGA member in enhancing the
environmental performance of the pipeline industry and its personnel.

The Award is open to all members of APGA, both companies and individuals.

Past Winners of the Environment Award

YearAPGA Environment Award
2017Spiecapag Lucas Joint Venture
2016CNC Project Management
2015Spiecapag Lucas
2014CNC Project Management
2013WDS Limited
2012McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd

APGA Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award

This award was established in 2015 to honour its namesake who was an inspirational figure in the pipeline construction industry over more than four decades. The award recognises excellence in the construction industry.

While physical construction is, naturally, acknowledged as a central part of the whole pipeline sector and innovation, safety and high quality is now formally recognised as part of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Awards.

However, nominees need not be limited to the physical construction projects. Jeff Shepherd was
also highly regarded for his mentoring and training skills, bringing young people through the
industry and ensuring they received broad and deep experience. Jeff was instrumental in developing the next generation of leaders.

Past Winners of the Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence

Year   Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence
2017Hugh Boyd
2016Phil Perkins
2015Mark Barrows
Last updated on 25 Jun 2018 by kpolglaze