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July 2015 - Winners of 2015 CCF Safety at Roadworks

 Shaw received the safety at roadworks sites award at the CCF Earth Awards. It's fantastic to see our teams being recognised for their outstanding commitment to safety.


October 2012 – Winners of 2012 CCF Earth Awards 

Tasmania’s latest national success story, Shaw Contracting, has been announced as winner of the Australian 2012 Earth Award for projects in the $5 to $20 million category beating entries from all other States and territories in Australia. The award was in recognition of achievements in engineering excellence, innovation and preservation of environmental and heritage values.

Shaw entered the award jointly with its client, Tasmanian Irrigation and won the award for the $10.8 $million Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Augmentation which doubled the summer irrigation capacity of the system.


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27 July 2012 – CCF Earth Awards

Shaw Contracting has enjoyed some further recent success in obtaining industry awards, with one of our projects with Tas Irrigation being recognised at the Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards. The Earth Awards are held annually to recognise excellence within the civil construction industry, for more information read the Advocate article.

Earth Awards 2012


Shaw has been at the forefront in the conservation of the environment within its projects through its Environmental Management System. This has been recognised through the numerous Earth Awards the company has been awarded for the recognition of Environmental Excellence in construction at various project values since 1994.

2010 Category 2 Project Value $1 million - $5 million
The Lower Lake Margaret Power Station Pipeline

2006 Category 2 Project Value $5 million - $15 million
Poatina Re-regulation Storage

2002 Category 2 Project Value $2 million - $10 million
Bass Highway Duplication East Devonport to Port Sorell Main Road

1999 Category 3 Project Value above $10 million
Bass Highway Upgrading - Howth Creek to Chasm Creek

1997 Category 1 Project Value less than $1 million
Cataract Gorge Station and Rising Main

1994 Class 2 Runner-up Project Value $1 million - $10 million
Georgetown Waste Water Treatment Plant



2011 - Highly Commended - Lower Lake Margaret Mini-Hydro

2007 - Highly Commended - Bass Highway – Ulverstone to Penguin Duplication.



Shaw Contracting won the overall State Award for Best Work Place Safety Management System in Tasmania in 2005. As a result of winning the State Award, Shaw Contracting then went on to represent Tasmania at the national Safe Work Australia Awards 2005 held in Canberra.

Shaw developed the safety management plan that was applied across all of its operations to ensure best work practice and safety to all stakeholders. Overtime the implementation has reduced workplace incidents and accidents and changed the culture dramatically.

As time goes on the upgrading and further implementation of this plan is proving to be a positive influence in safety culture across all Shaw Contracting worksites.



Shaw was awarded the Safe Business Award in the CGU Launceston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in 2005. These awards recognise businesses that set the benchmark for others to follow and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in all aspects of their business activities.

Following the Safe Business Award in 2005, Shaw was awarded the ‘Hard’ Trade and Services Award in the CGU Launceston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in 2006.