SH2 project excellence recognised


The SH2 Dowse to Petone Upgrade (D2P) project has been selected as a finalist in the national INGENIUM Excellence Awards 2010.

The INGENIUM awards are presented annually to projects that show excellence in the provision of infrastructure.

The Wellington NZ Transport Agency State Highway Manager, Rob Whight, says he is delighted that the D2P project is one of six finalists chosen for the ‘Physical works projects over $2 million’ award.

“To be selected as a finalist is testament to the team’s commitment to delivering the D2P project with minimal disruption to motorists, ahead of schedule and under budget,” says Mr Whight.

INGENIUM Chief Executive Ross Vincent says that it is not enough for project teams to have done ‘business as usual’; they have to excel in all six criteria: economics, environmental, social, cultural, consultation and innovation to become a finalist for an award.

“These national awards seek to recognise excellence in public infrastructure; entries are judged on their merits and are not constrained by project and/or organisation size so they are truly open to all,” says Mr Vincent.

“The standard this year was very high so it was a tough call for judges Ian McGowan and Ashley Harper, both INGENIUM past-presidents.”

Mr Whight says that the D2P project is up against another NZTA project, SH20 Mount Roskill Motorway Extension, which is a finalist in the same category so there is some good natured rivalry ‘in-house’.

The award winners will be announced at the INGENIUM conference dinner in Christchurch on Saturday 12 June 2010.