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NT wins at National Building & Construction Awards


NT building and construction businesses were big winners at the 2022 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.

Tools were down to celebrate the building and construction industry’s best and brightest with NT businesses walking away as winners in two categories.

Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn congratulated the winners and finalists for reaching this highly competitive stage.

“The pre-eminent national awards for the industry was the first time it returned to its normal face-to-face format following disruptions from the pandemic.”

Andrew Kerr took home the major Toyota National Young Builder of the Year Award for his managerial skills in delivering quality projects on time and within budget.

“Andrew is the founder of AusCon NT, a commercial and residential building company and has over 14 years of experience within the industry.

“Born and raised in Alice Springs, Andrew is passionate about the local community of Alice Springs and aims to build a lasting reputation through supporting local businesses and working on construction projects for the betterment of the local community and its people,” said Mr Carter.

Advance Civil Engineering were awarded the Toyota National Civil/Infrastructure Award – over $25 million for their project Connecting Kakadu, delivering 13 bridges using 90 per cent of local materials and employment.

Master Builders NT Executive Director Ben Carter applauded the territory winners and said the building and construction industry has demonstrated that in the face of adversity, it continues to provide the highest quality outcomes for clients around the country.

“It’s great to have a central Australian builder win such a prestigious national award. Andrew’s outstanding achievement showcases the talent of Master Builders NT’s members and highlights the huge opportunities for people to build successful businesses in our industry,” said Mr Carter.

Denita Wawn said the annual three-day event culminates in the announcement of the country’s best builders in residential, commercial and civil construction and recognises the projects that have won them acclaim.

“To be in the running for a National Excellence Award, entrants must have progressed from winning awards in their State or Territory and must be nominated by their local Master Builders Association to being judged for a national award,” Ms Wawn said.

Media contact:
Dee Zegarac
National Director, Media & Public Affairs
0400 493 071

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