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 2019 will be held in Adelaide from 12 to 15 October.
Nominations for the 2019 Awards are now open.
Nominations must be made on the official forms which are found in the resources at the bottom of this page. Information on the critieria for each award is on the the relevant nomination form. Nominations must be returned by COB Friday 2 August 2019.
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.
Members and former members are eligible to be nominated for the Award. Nominate a candidate for the 2019 Award for making an Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award by selecting the relevant form in the resources below.
Previous Winners of the Outstanding Contribution Award
|Year||Outstanding contribution||Year||Outstanding Contribution|
|2018||Craig Bonar||2006||Bruce Andrews|
|2017||Ashley Kellett||2005||Garry O'Meally|
|2016||Mick McCormack||2004||Ian Haddow|
|2015||Richard McDonough||2003||Max Kimber|
|2014||Stephen Ohl||2002||Philip Venton|
|2013||John Fleming||2001||John Balint|
|2012||Peter Tuft||2000||Jeff Shepherd|
|2011||Stephen Dykes||1999||Bruce McCaul|
|2010||Robert Gration||1998||Barry Wood|
|2009||Andy Lukas||1997||Ken Bilston|
|2008||Ted Metcalfe||1996||Jim McDonald|
|2007||Graeme Hogarth||1995||Leigh Fletcher|
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. Nominate a candidate for the 2019 Young Achievement Award by selecting the relevant form in the resources below.
Past Winners of the Young Achievement Award
|Year||Young Achievement||Year||Young Achievement|
|2018||Clayton Warner||2008||Lara Kayess|
|2017||Sally Commins||2007||Kristin Martin and|
|2016||Simon Archibald||2006||David Maloney and|
|2015||Tim Vesey||2005||Ben Rees and|
|2014||Ryan Perez||2004||Susan Jaques|
|2012||Scott Pearce||2002||Stephen Lonergan|
|2011||Ben Cooper||2001||Paul Maloney|
|2010||Liz Brierley||2000||Jason 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.
Nominate a candidate for the 2019 Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award by selecting the relevant form in the resources below.
Past Winners of the Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence
|Year||Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence|
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
The Award is open to all members of APGA, both companies and individuals. Nominate a candidate for the 2019 Safety Award by selecting the relevant form in the resources below.
Past Winners of the Safety Award
|Year||Safety Award||Year||Safety Award|
|2018||MPC Kinetic||2012||McConnell Dowell Constructors|
(Aust) Pty Ltd
|2017||APA Group||2011||Nacap Australia Pty Ltd|
|2016||APA Group||2010||AJ Lucas Group Limited|
|2015||Murphy Pipe and Civil||2009||APA Group|
|2014||Fyfe Pty Ltd||2008||Dampier Bunbury Pipeline in|
conjunction with WestNet
|2013||Nacap Australia Pty Ltd||2007||SEA Gas|
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. Nominate a candidate for the 2019 Environment Award by selecting the relevant form in the resources below.
Past Winners of the Environment Award
|2017||Spiecapag Lucas Joint Venture|
|2016||CNC Project Management|
|2014||CNC Project Management|
|2012||McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd|