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Esperance cleanup named Project of the Year

PM News
October 18, 2013

The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has named the Esperance Cleanup and Recovery its Project of the Year.

At the Project Management Achievement Awards ceremony earlier this week, the winning Western Australian project and national finalist first picked up the Regional Award the category section before receiving the major accolade. Matthew Devenish from the Department of Transport also took home Project Manager of the Year for his role in the project.

The Esperance Cleanup and Recovery Project was initiated by the WA Department of Transport to address environmental contamination caused by lead dust that posed a significant health risk to the Esperance community. The success of the project saw many residents who moved away because of the contamination return.

The annual awards also recognised projects in categories from construction/engineering, defence and IT to change, sustainability and community.

“The calibre of entries into this years’ awards was extremely high and demonstrates the growth and maturity of project management across the industry,” said Margie O’ Tarpey, AIPM chief executive. “AIPM is proud to profile project management excellence and the improvement of processes and practices it brings to the industry.”

Other winners on the night were:

Construction/Engineering less than $100 million
Organisation: Aurecon and Blue Care
Project: Azure Blue Redcliffe Project

Construction/Engineering more than $100 million
Organisation: SA Water and Waterlink SA
Project: North South Interconnection System (NSIS) Project

Organisation: Airservices Australia
Project: Paraburdoo Secondary Surveillance Radar Project


Organisation: Telstra Corporation & Qantas Airways
Project: Qantas Domestic Network & Voice Program

Organisational/Change Management

Organisation: CBH Group
Project: One CBH Project

Organisation: Pacific National
Project: Greta Train Support Facility Project

Organisation: Western Australian Department of Transport
Project: Esperance Clean-up and Recovery Project

Community Service and/or Development
Organisation: City of Ryde
Project: Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground Project

Organisation: Water Corporation
Project: Groundwater Replenishment Trial Project

Program/Project Director of the Year
Brendan Bilston
Project: Defence Communications Facilities

Project Manager of the Year
Matthew Devenish
Project: Esperance Clean-up and Recovery

Project Team Member of the Year

Matthew Ford
Project: National Training Areas and Ranges Improvement Program (NTARIP).

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