7 March 2019
WHAT better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than nominating a friend, colleague, relative or yourself in the Master Builders 2019 Housing and Construction Awards.
Master Builders’ CEO, Grant Galvin said a great award to consider was the Women in Building award. Mr Galvin said the award was an important showcase of the contributions women make each day to the building and construction industry.
“Every year we are seeing more and more women enter the industry and this is something Master Builders really supports and encourages,” Mr Galvin said.
“From a skills shortage perspective, to promote the ongoing productivity and viability of the industry, and to provide a balance for better (fittingly, this year’s International Women’s Day theme), it is integral that we maintain and grow the number of women working in the industry.
“The Women in Building award is a fantastic way to motivate, promote and support the hard work and valuable contributions women make to the building and construction industry.”
The 2018 Queensland Women in Building award went to Rachael Turner of Front Porch Properties, Brisbane.
“Rachael was honoured as a stand-out woman in her field, is at the forefront of building and innovation and was an extremely deserving winner of the Queensland Women in Building title,” Mr Galvin said.
“She is also an ambassador for vocational education and training and often speaks to high schoolers about career pathways in the construction industry.”
2018 regional Women in Building award winners included:
- Brisbane – Rachael Turner (Yowassup Pty Ltd T/A Front Porch Properties)
- Central Queensland – Greta Tenheggeler from Tenheggeler Building Company Pty Ltd T/A Tenheggeler Homes
- Gold Coast – Carol Claffey
- Downs & Western – Sue Baldwin from Palmlake Works Pty Ltd
- Sunshine Coast – Laurie Tucker from Murphy Builders Qld Pty Ltd (Mooloolaba)
- Wide Bay Burnett – Aletha Walters from Saaroq Pty Ltd T/A Stroud Homes Wide Bay
- Mackay & Whitsunday – Jennifer Lowcock from Lowcock Builders Pty Ltd
- North Queensland – Debbie Jones from Martin Locke Homes Pty Ltd
- Far North Queensland – Sarah Mort from MiHaven Pty Ltd
Master Builders held its first Housing Awards in 1987. In 1988, this program was renamed the Housing & Construction Awards to include the commercial and industrial sectors.
Fast forward to 2018, where more than 800 entries were received from across the state. Select regional winners go on to be judged at a state level and winners from here are shortlisted for the National Building in Excellence Awards.
Entries are now open. Visit mbqld.com.au/hcawards for more information on entry requirements, categories, venues and dates, and conditions.
IMAGES: Images of the 2018 Master Builders Women in Building Award recipients are available via Dropbox.
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