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Sinclair Knight Merz wins Victorian 2013 Project of the Year Award

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27 August 2013 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced that Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) Pty Ltd took out the top award for the 2013 Victorian Project of the Year. Leading Victorian businesses, government and organisations across all sectors of industry helped celebrat a highly successful night at the Australian Institute of Project Management Awards in Melbourne on 23 August 2013.

Leh Simonelli, Chair of the Victorian Project Management Achievement Awards and National Director of the Australian Institute of Project Management commented that these awards recognise the achievements and success of major industry and infrastructure projects and partnerships.

130827-pmwj14-skm-victoria- IMAGESouth Western Health advised that the 157-year-old facility, $115m investment, five years of planning and four and half years of construction made the redevelopment of Warrnambool Base Hospital the largest regional health project ever undertaken by a Victorian Government.

Project Managers SKM worked collaboratively with the community, staff, government, designers and builders to transform the South West Healthcare facility on time and on budget to meet ever-growing health and cultural needs of the 110,000 residents of Warrnambool, Moyne, Corangamite and the broader South West Region of Victoria.

In its award submission, SKM said the project had been hugely successful providing the following outcomes for the South Western Region of Victoria:

  • improved health service capabilities
  • more beds and single rooms
  • increased job opportunities
  • enhanced health education opportunities

The Australian Institute of Project Management established the Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) program to recognise, honour and promote achievements in programs and project management.

According to the AIPM announcement, the calibre of entries into the 2013 PMAA was extremely high and demonstrated the strength of the highly skilled talent and teams across some of Victoria’s prominent businesses and organisations.

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years.  AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.   More about AIPM at www.aipm.com.au.

Source: AIPM