Companies represented at the event included Boral Construction Materials Group, Hazell Bros Group, Hanson, Lloyds North and Hydro Tasmania.
A large contingent from the Tasmanian Government attended, with key personnel from the Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources, Workplace Standards and the Environment Protection Authority. The Director of Mines, Kim Creak, also attended, along with senior representatives of Mineral Resources Tasmania.
Tasmanian Deputy Premier Bryan Green, whose ministerial responsibilities include resources and planning, spoke to the group of the initiatives introduced by the government to bring about planning reform and the achievements of the government in supporting new developments around the state.
During the evening, Green presented awards to companies that won categories of environmental innovation and innovations in safety.
Boral Construction Materials Group and Hanson (Hobart operations) contested the environmental innovations category. A process developed by Boral that recycles waste concrete and slurry into high quality Base ?A? construction material particularly impressed the judges.
Boral, Hanson and Hazell Bros Group contested the safety innovations category. Hazell Bros was successful with a simple and transferable technology to introduce personal identification number (PIN) security to the ignition of its forklifts.
Brian Hauser, the director of the CCAA for Victoria and Tasmania, took the opportunity during the evening to farewell Nigel Beeke, the outgoing CCAA industry relations manager for Tasmania after six years of service.
Source: Cement, Concretes and Aggregates Australia