Finance affirms its support for a thriving construction industry

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The Department of Finance continues to demonstrate its support to the future of the construction industry in Western Australia.
Projector screen displaying 'Apprentice of the Year Awards' text.

The Department of Finance sponsored the Most Outstanding Head Contractor award at the Master Builders Association (MBA) Apprentice of the Year Awards on 2 November.

Director General, Jodi Cant presented the award to ADCO Constructions and recognised their employment and support of apprentices and trainees in non-residential government building projects.

“ADCO Constructions offers in-house training and mentoring programs, which support apprentices and trainees and help produce organisational and industry leaders of the future,” said Cant.

“Whilst Finance does not have a trade workforce of its own, we include mechanisms in our contracts to encourage head contractors to employ apprentices and trainees and give them opportunities to contribute to major government building projects, such as schools and hospitals, which will bring benefits to our community for many years to come.”

The two other finalists recognised in the Most Outstanding Head Contractor award category were EMCO Building and SHAPE Australia.

The Department of Finance has been a major sponsor of the MBA Apprentice of the Year Awards for the past 14 years, in support of a thriving construction industry in Western Australia.

This award follows BMW’s Supplier Performance Awards, which were announced on 21 September and recognised contractors and consultants that provided exceptional value on Government projects managed by BMW over the previous two years.

Perkins (WA) Pty Ltd and Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd were joint winners of the contractors’ award while architects Holton Connor Pty Ltd were the inaugural winners of the consultants’ award.

“Congratulations to Perkins, Broad and Holton Connor on achieving this recognition of outstanding performances that contribute to the Western Australian community,” Finance Deputy Director General, Phil Helberg said.

“This demonstrates the Government’s commitment to increasingly work with contractors and consultants, both large and small, which have an established track record in delivering superior project outcomes.”

The awards form part of BMW’s supplier performance framework, which aims to ensure that works projects are managed effectively and efficiently, and provides a mechanism through which both exemplary and unsatisfactory performance can be recorded, communicated and acted upon.

Page reviewed 30 August 2019


5 November 2018