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Awards Night – February 2024

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

PWI Awards Night – don’t miss your chance to celebrate the rail industry’s finest people, projects and innovations.



February 9
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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IVY Ballroom
320 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Date: Friday 09th February 2024
Venue: Ivy Ballroom (Level 1, 320 George St, Sydney)
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Tickets: EventBrite

Ticket prices are:  $340 for individual tickets and $3000 for a Table of 10.
Financial Platinum, Gold and Silver members receive a discount on their first table

PWI Awards Night – don’t miss your chance to celebrate the rail industry’s finest people, projects and innovations

Awards Night

The long wait is over!! Join your rail industry colleagues and peers to celebrate the annual PWI Awards.

The evening will include a 3 course meal, drinks and a chance to network with your industry colleagues at Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom.

The awards will feature:

  • 2023 PWI Ken Erickson Innovation Award
  • 2023 PWI Welders Award
  • 2023 PWI Alan Barham Maintenance Award
  • 2023 PWI Steve Maxwell Award (Major, Minor & Platelaying)
  • 2023 PWI Design Award (two categories)
  • 2023 PWI Electrical Safety and Quality Award

We hope you can join us.

Note: this is a member only event, so you must be a financial member to attend.


The night will feature the presentation of the PWI Awards nominations and announce the winners of the:

  • 2023 PWI Ken Erickson Innovation Award

    Award nominations
    Grooved Rail Hanging System – Canberra Metro Construction
    Botany Rail Duplication – John Holland
    Blindsight AI – Sydney Trains – Major Projects
    Automated Rail Infrastructure Inspection System (ARIIS) – Future Maintenance Technologies  *** Winner***
    Dual-use Cable Tunnel Utility Rings – John Holland
    Track Geometry Degradation Model – Sydney Trains
    Line-of-Sight Assessment Tool – Agonics

  • 2023 PWI Welders Award

    Award nominations
    Sione Tu’itakau – Quickway  *** Winner***
    Adam Davidson – Kayden Civil
    Keith Moore – Laing O’Rourke
    Joshua Price – Railcon
    Guy Rowles-Johnson – Quickway
    Sitieni Kisina – Quickway

  • 2023 PWI Alan Barham Maintenance Award

    Award nominations
    Sydney Trains – Central Coast   *** Winner***
    ARTC Maitland   ***Highly Commended***
    Sydney Trains – City North
    Sydney Trains – South West
    ARTC – Goulburn

  • 2023 PWI Steve Maxwell Platelaying Awards (Minor, Major and Platelaying)

    Award nominations – Platelaying
    Linden To Lawson derailment Emergency Track Reconstruction – Sydney Trains   *** Winner***
    Emergency: Blackheath Landslip Recovery Project – Sydney Trains

    Award nominations – Minor Works Category <$3m
    SHOO Early Works, Werai – Abergeldie  *** Winner***
    Discrete Rerailing without Junction Welds, Goulburn NSW – ARTC
    Road #5 – Kangy Angy Rail Maintenance Facility – JMDR
    Pacific National Enfield Yard – Track Refurbishment – John Holland

    Award nominations – Major Works Category >$3m
    Coalcliff Tunnel Track Reconstruction Project(IVES) and Enabling Works – Sydney Trains and Rhomberg Sersa Australia
    Coalcliff Yard Upgrade Stage 1, 356 and 367 Turnout Renewals – Sydney Trains
    Sydney Metro City & Southwest (SMCSW) – Line-wide, Sydney – SMCSW Line-wide Work
    Sydney Terminal Area Reconfiguration and Hurstville Crossover Project – Next Rail   *** Winner***

  • 2023 PWI Design Awards (Two Categories)

    Award nominations – Minor- Design Fee’s <$1m

    Strathfield, Flemington, Regents Park Culvert Upgrades – Jacobs   ***Highly Commended***
    Penrith Remodelling Requirements Definition, Track and Signalling  – GHD   *** Winner***

    Award nominations – Major – Design Fee’s >$1m
    Bankstown and Additional Corridor Works – Aurecon-GHD Joint Venture   *** Winner***
    Illawarra Dive Drainage Portion-Sydney Terminal Area Reconfiguration – NEXT Rail – John Hollands and Jacobs   ***Highly Commended***
    Sydney Rail Digital Systems Program – Trackside Package 1A – GHD

  • 2023 PWI Electrical Safety and Quality Award

    Award nominations
    South Territory Network Maintenance Improvement – Sydney Trains – City South Electrical Team  *** Winner***
    Town Hall 11kV Upgrade – Sydney Trains – Major Works
    Substation Electrical Switching Plan – Sydney Trains – Electrical Distribution Unit   ***Highly Commended***

  • 2023 PWI Young Achiever Award


  • 2023 Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Australian Rail Industry and to the PWI

    FRANZ SODIA – CEO of voestalpine since 2014

The event will include a 3-course dinner, drinks, and a chance to network with your colleagues.We hope you can join us.
** Corporate Members can access their discounted ticket allocation by entering their Corporate ID (this is the 4-digit number on your website login e.g for Corp1234, use the code 1234 only). You MUST be a financial corporate member to get access to your discount. If you have recently updated your membership, it may take a couple of days before your ticket is available, email for assistance.



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