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Aurecon recognised at Consult Australia Awards with five awards

Project Gilghi won Gold award in the Technological Innovation category.

Project Gilghi, co-developed by Aurecon and Ampcontrol, is a breakthrough off-grid water purifying system, winning one Gold Award at the Consult Australia 2020 Awards for Excellence.

04 November 2020 – International engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon was recognised for the sixth consecutive year at the Consult Australia 2020 Awards for Excellence, winning one Gold Award and four Highly Commended Awards for the following people and projects:

Aurecon’s Chief Executive, Australia & New Zealand, Louise Adams credited the recognition to the organisation’s commitment to excellence.

“Having all our nominated projects and people recognised by this prestigious award programme is a significant achievement for Aurecon. It is testament to the innovative and sustainable projects that we bring to life for our clients and our culture of developing inspiring future leaders.”

Project Gilghi

Project Gilghi, co-developed by Aurecon and Ampcontrol, is a breakthrough off-grid water purifying system that provides remote communities with quality potable water.


Demonstrating technological innovation, Project Gilghi uses solar power to run the system and charge its storage batteries during the day. It has a specialist electrical control system that uses multiple power sources to purify the water, before feeding the clean water into the community’s reticulation system.

Julian Briggs, Design Director for Water and Wastewater Treatment at Aurecon, said Project Gilghi challenged traditional engineering design.

“Typically, we design the treatment process first and then think about the energy design, but for Gilghi, we came at it from both angles so that we could use a sustainable power source to challenge the concept of needing the grid.”

Project Gilghi launched in Gillen Bore in the Northern Territory in 2019, enabling local indigenous community ownership over their water supply. It also provided employment opportunities for the Indigenous people with a training programme developed to operate and maintain the unit in an ongoing capacity.

Project Gilghi was recently named Best Social Impact Innovation by the Australian Financial Review as part of the AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies award programme.

It has also won the 2020 Institution of Civil Engineers Chris Binnie Award, 2020 Good Design Australia Award for Social Impact, 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Award (AEEA) – Newcastle division – and will compete for the AEEA national Sir William Hudson Award.

25 King

At 10 storeys, 25 King is the tallest engineered timber commercial building in Australia, offering world-class office spaces inside a visionary, sustainable building.

Aurecon guided the development for client Lendlease and owner Impact Investment Group, with architects Bates Smart, to achieve a 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating and to become what the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) believes is the world’s first timber building and Queensland’s first building to receive a Platinum WELL Core and Shell Certification.

Bankwest Stadium

Bankwest Stadium is an iconic piece of social infrastructure in Western Sydney, providing dynamic new spaces for business, entertainment, community, cultural events and elite sports.

As engineers and sustainability consultants, Aurecon collaborated with head contractor Lendlease and architects Populous through a wide array of initiatives to create this world-class multi-purpose venue for Infrastructure NSW. The team’s collaborative culture enabled the project to be delivered on budget and in a challenging timeframe of 2.5 years.

Pratik Shrestha – Future Leader

Pratik Shrestha, Senior Structural Engineer at Aurecon, has led exemplar built environment projects that have shaped the Australian and global landscape, including the Perth Children’s Hospital in Western Australia and the Oman Museum Across the Ages. Learn more about Pratik’s story as an engineer in this video.

Harriet Floyd – Future Leader

Harriet Floyd, Future Energy Practice Leader – Victoria and South Australia at Aurecon, has led and driven initiatives that will shape and transform Australia’s transition to a net-zero emissions future.

These include contributing to Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy (2019), co-authoring a large-scale battery storage knowledge sharing report for Australian Renewable Energy Agency and collating a suite of recommendations on grid connection reform for submission to the Clean Energy Council.

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