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The Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport Infrastructure Vicki Ward presents the environmental innovation award to David Jones, Holcim.
The Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport Infrastructure Vicki Ward presents the environmental innovation award to David Jones, Holcim.

CCAA unveils NSW, Vic innovation awards finalists

Thriving habitats for endangered species, waste-derived fuels and safe tipping innovations have been recognised in the latest round of state winners at the CCAA Innovation Awards.

Industry heavyweights Holcim, Hanson and Boral once again rose to prominence at the remaining awards ceremonies, held in Victoria and New South Wales, earning a place at the biennial national awards scheduled for 2020.

With finalists already announced for Tasmania, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia, entrants were considered across three categories: health and safety, environment, and community engagement. A workplace diversity and inclusion category was added to the awards this year.

In Victoria, Holcim won the environmental and community engagement awards, while also claiming the health and safety innovation category in NSW.

The company’s Corangamite Water Skink Monitoring and Habitat Creation Program won the Victorian environment award. The project led to the development of additional habitat during the expansion of the Colac Quarry a decade ago, leading to a significant increase in the local skink population.

For its NSW health and safety award, Holcim nominated its safe tip innovation. Adopting a walking floor heavy combination design, it eliminates the risk of tipper body failure, contact with overhead powerlines or structures or inadvertent body-raising during transport.

Substitute kiln fuel

Boral’s Cement Berrima Works won the environmental prize in NSW after it replaced up to 30 per cent of the coal used to fire the cement kiln with waste-derived fuels. Utilising material that would have otherwise entered landfill, the diversion also provides a significant service to the local community and a major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Boral’s second NSW award came in the community engagement category after its Peppertree Quarry and Marulan Cement operations established an initiative to identify young leaders for the local extractives industry and suppliers.

Hanson’s two awards came in the diversity and inclusion categories across both states. In NSW, its Bass Point Quarry commissioned construction of an amenities building to support a diverse workforce, including moveable restroom partition walls to accommodate the increasing number of female employees, as well as a private room and combined facilities for quarry and transport staff.

The second award, in Victoria, was in recognition of a program to increase female truck drivers by offering women with a car licence a free, four-week intensive driver training program. This is followed by full-time employment as trainee agitator and tipper drivers.

Meanwhile, Cement Australia won the remaining Victorian health and safety category with its innovative hydraulic trolley. It is capable of lifting heavy parts out of the Geocycle Superblender, which blends fuels for kilns, eliminating the need to enter the high risk confined space.

Respective category winners will go on to compete at the national awards hosted at the Construction Materials Industry Conference, the industry’s premier biennial event, in 2020.

 

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The Diversity and Inclusion Award, presented by MP Vicki Ward, was awarded to Jeff Burns and Jess Sargent, of Hanson.
The Diversity and Inclusion Award, presented by MP Vicki Ward, was awarded to Jeff Burns and Jess Sargent, of Hanson.
Petar Popovic, of Sika, with Boral’s Dean Beltrame and Gabriel Paicu after claiming the NSW environmental innovation award.
Petar Popovic, of Sika, with Boral’s Dean Beltrame and Gabriel Paicu after claiming the NSW environmental innovation award.
Mary Kanellos, from Cement Australia, accepts the Victorian health and safety prize from MP Vicki Ward.
Mary Kanellos, from Cement Australia, accepts the Victorian health and safety prize from MP Vicki Ward.

Safe Work NSW’s Sascha Newton presents the NSW health and safety award to Fred Adams, Holcim.
Safe Work NSW’s Sascha Newton presents the NSW health and safety award to Fred Adams, Holcim.

 

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