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 2020 will be held in Brisbane from 17 to 20 October.

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

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.

Previous Winners of the Outstanding Contribution Award

YearOutstanding contributionYearOutstanding Contribution
2019Phil Colvin2006Bruce Andrews
2018Craig Bonar2005Garry Meally
2017Ashley Kellett2004Ian Haddow
2016Mick McCormack2003Max Kimber
2015Richard McDonough2002Philip Venton
2014Stephen Ohl2001John Balint
2013John Fleming2000Jeff Shepherd
2012Peter Tuft1999Bruce McCaul
2011Stephen Dykes1998Barry Wood
2010Robert Gration1997Ken Bilston
2009Andy Lukas1996Jim McDonald
2008Ted Metcalfe1995Leigh Fletcher
2007Graeme Hogarth  

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

YearYoung AchievementYearYoung Achievement
2019Brendan McGuckin and Richard Morgan2009Dan Morgan
2018Clayton Warner2008Lara Kayess
2017Sally Commins2007Kristin Martin and
Leon Richards
2016Simon Archibald2006David Maloney and
David Hayter
2015Tim Vesey2005Ben Rees and
Darren Stevenson
2014Ryan Perez2004Susan Jaques
2013Ian Spence2003N/A
2012Scott Pearce2002Stephen Lonergan
2011Ben Cooper2001Paul Maloney
2010Liz Brierley2000Jason Ward

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

YearJeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence
2019Mark Bumpstead
2018Tony Tschappeller
2017Hugh Boyd
2016Phil Perkins
2015Mark Barrows

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.

Past Winners of the Safety Award

YearSafety AwardYearSafety Award
2019Qube Energy2012McConnell Dowell Constructors
(Aust) Pty Ltd
2018MPC Kinetic2011Nacap Australia Pty Ltd
2017APA Group2010AJ Lucas Group Limited
2016APA Group2009APA Group
2015Murphy Pipe and Civil2008Dampier Bunbury Pipeline in
conjunction with WestNet
2014Fyfe Pty Ltd2007SEA Gas
2013Nacap Australia 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.

Past Winners of the Environment Award

YearEnvironment Award
2019APA Group
2018McConnell Dowell
2017Spiecapag Lucas Joint Venture
2016CNC Project Management
2015Spiecapag Lucas
2014CNC Project Management
2013WDS Limited
2012McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd