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Annual Awards

APGA presents annual awards to individuals and companies in recognition of their services to the nation’s pipeline industry.

Applications for the 2016 awards are now open. Please make applications on the official form which follows the description of each award below. Please note: applications close on Friday 5 August 2016. Winners will be announced at the 2016 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition.

APGA Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award

This award is presented to an individual who has made major and sustained contributions to the pipeline industry in any area of activity within the industry. The Award recognises a contribution over and above the call of duty. (It does not recognise contributions to a specific company; rather to the whole industry.)

APGA Outstanding Contribution Award

APGA Young Achievement Award

This award recognises the achievements of individuals under 35 years of age and is awarded to an employee of a Sponsoring, Lead or Corporate Member of APGA who has demonstrated a valued and innovative contribution to the industry.

APGA Young Achievement Award

APGA Safety Award

This award, which is open to all members of APGA (both companies and individuals), is designed to recognise one or more of the following achievements, all of which aim to improve the safety of the pipeline industry and its personnel:

  • Outstanding safety performance in the workplace, whether in administration/office, industrial, project, or operations and workplaces.
  • A unique innovation or initiative addressing a safety issue.
  • A new and well-defined safety system, procedure, or practice.
  • A system or new initiative to improve process safety.

APGA Safety Award

APGA Environment Award

This award, which is open to all members of APGA (both companies and individuals), is designed to recognise one or more of the following achievements, all of which aim to enhance the environmental performance of the pipeline industry and its personnel:

  • Outstanding environmental performance in the workplace, whether in office, industrial, project, or operations and workplaces.
  • A unique innovation or initiative addressing an environment issue.
  • A new and well-defined environment management system, procedure, or practice

APGA Environment Award

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.

APGA Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award

2015 Winners

Congratulations to Richard McDonough who was the proud winner of the 2015 Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award.

Congratulations to Tim Vesey of CNC Project Management for winning the 2015 Young Achievement Award.

The 2015 annual APGA Safety Award was awarded to Murphy Pipe and Civil for the company’s Fast Feedback — Mental Health and Well-Being App

The 2015 APGA Environment Award was awarded to Spiecapag Lucas for its Front Foot Package — Fauna Management on APA’s Goldfields Pipeline.

The inaugural Jeff Shephers Construction Excellence Award in 2015 was awarded to Mark Barrows from McConnell Dowell.

Past Winners of the Oustanding Contribution Award

YearOutstanding Contribution
2015Richard McDonough
2014Stephen Ohl
2013John Fleming
2012Peter Tuft
2011Stephen Dykes
2010Bob Gration
2009Andy Lukas
2008Ted Metcalfe
2007Graeme Hogarth
2006Bruce Andrews
2005Garry O’Meally
2004Ian Haddow
2003Max Kimber
2002Philip Venton
2001John Balint
2000Jeff Shepherd
1999Bruce McCaul
1998Barry Wood
1997Ken Bilston
1996Jim McDonald
1995Leigh Fletcher

Past Winners of the Young Achievement Award

YearYoung Achievement Award
2015Tim Vesey
2014Ryan Perez
2013Ian Spence
2012Scott Pearce
2011Ben Cooper
2010Liz Brierley
2009Dan Morgan
2008Lara Kayess
2007Kristin Martin and Leon Richards
2006David Maloney and David Hayter
2005Ben Rees and Darren Stevenson
2004Susan Jaques
2003N/A
2002Stephen Loneragan
2001Paul Maloney
2000Jason Ward

Past Winners of the Safety Award

YearAPGA Safety Award
2015Murphy Pipe and Civil
2014Fyfe Pty Ltd
2013Nacap Australia Pty Ltd
2012McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd
2011Nacap Australia Pty Ltd
2010AJ Lucas Group Limited
2009APA Group
2008Dampier Bunbury Pipeline in conjunction with WestNet
2007SEA Gas

Past Winners of the Environment Award

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

Past Winners of the Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence

Year   Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence
2015Mark Barrows
Last updated on 4 Jul 2016 by kpolglaze