Congratulations to the national winners of the 2022 NECA Awards!

Congratulations to all of the national winners who were recently recognised as the best in Australia at the 2022 NECA Awards!

The sold-out event took place on Thursday 24 November, and saw MC Peter Rowsthorn host 320 attendees at SkyCity Adelaide, celebrating the very best electrical and communications projects from across Australia.

The evening's formalities were opened by Andrew Cross, President of NECA SA/NT. A number of individuals were acknowledged on the night for their service and support of NECA by Andrew. Andy Thorpe was recognised for his long-running service on the NECA SA/NT Board and NECA SA/NT Executive Director, Larry Moore, was presented with an award for his 25 years of service to NECA SA/NT. Attendees also heard from Kent Johns, NECA's Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, and former SA Premier the Honourable Steven Marshall, Member for Dunstan.

“Congratulations to our winners, who have not only showcased outstanding examples of the best our industry has to offer, but have also shown what is possible for the future of our industry,” said NECA CEO, Oliver Judd.

“Winners of the 2022 awards were selected from an extremely strong field of national finalists, who had already achieved NECA’s highest accolades at a state level,” said NECA National President, Dave McInnes. “The finalists across all categories should be extremely proud. The standard of work that has been exhibited by NECA members is nothing short of world class.”

NECA would like to congratulate all finalists on their achievements, our award winners who have displayed best-in class, and our sponsors Clipsal & Schneider Electric, NHP, CABAC / Legend, ACRS and NECAGuard for their generous support.

2022 NECA Award Winners

Small Business Awards

Emerging Small Business

WINNER: Diverse Fire Systems | VIC

Commendation: GDW Engineering | NSW

Small Contracting Business of the YearWINNER: Give Industries | QLD
Small Business Project of the Year

WINNER: Curry Power | NSW

Project: Queensland, New South Wales Interconnector

Excellence Awards


WINNER: Give Industries | QLD

Project: Give Industries’ Impact-Driven Business Model

Commendation: ATS - Australian Technical Services | VIC
Project: Rapid Test - RCD Testing System

Work Health & Safety - Excellence in Action

WINNER: Peri Peri Electrical | WA

Project: Setting the Safety Standards for Solar Installations

Domestic Residence

WINNER: Electric Solutions | SA

Project: Balhannah

Lighting Design & Construct 

WINNER: PM Electric | NSW

Project: Shell House

Commendation: Elonara | QLD
Project: Queen Street Village

Green Energy


Project: Ginbata Micro Grid


WINNER: Stowe Australia | VIC

Project: Centre for National Resilience – Melbourne

Commendation: MIMP Connecting Solutions | SA
Project: GigCity Whyalla & Mount Gambier Wireless Gigabit Business Internet
Industrial Small ProjectWINNER: RIC Electrics | NSW
Project: Menindee Water Treatment Plant
Industrial Large Project

WINNER: Barnwell Cambridge | NSW

Project: Equinix SY9-I

Commendation: Nilsen (VIC) | VIC
Project: CSL Facility F and Logistics Hub

Commercial Small Project

WINNER: PM Electric | NSW

Project: Shell House

Commendation Insight Electrical Technology | WA
Project: Perth Central - Hames Sharley Project

Commercial Medium Project

WINNER: Elonara | QLD
Project: Queen Street Village

Commendation Stowe Australia | VIC
Project: MEL060 Data Centre, ROMP1

Commercial Large Project

WINNER: Star Electrical | NSW

Project: Crown

Apprentice and Trade Teacher Awards

Fourth Year Commercial/Domestic Apprentice

Julia Bedin | ACT

Employed by: NECA Training and Apprenticeships
Hosted by: Martin Donnelly

Fourth Year Industrial ApprenticeEmerson Johnston | WA
Employer: Electrical Group Training
Hosted by: SMEC Power and Technology
Fourth Year ELV/CommunicationsLauren Steicke | SA
Employed by: PEER
Hosted by: Pro AV Solutions
Trade Teacher of the Year

Ross Bell | NSW

Employed by: NECA Training and Apprenticeships