Cel­e­brat­ing the Far North’s best

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The 2016 Mas­ter Builders Far North Queens­land Hous­ing & Con­struc­tion Awards were held on Au­gust 13 at the Cairns Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

With a huge crowd in at­ten­dance, the event cel­e­brated the best the Far North’s build­ing and con­struc­tion in­dus­try has to of­fer and recog­nised the re­gion’s most tal­ented and in­no­va­tive in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als.

Mas­ter Builders re­gional man­ager, Ron Ban­nah, says this year’s cer­e­mony was an­other mem­o­rable event.

“Over the years, the awards pro­gram has just con­tin­ued to grow and grow,” he says.

“Once again, it was an­other great night and a great op­por­tu­nity for mem­bers to walk tall amongst their peers.”

“The builders and trades­men in Far North Queens­land have the abil­ity to pro­duce work that is equal to any­thing you’ll find else­where in Aus­tralia.”

“We’re on the cusp of some re­ally good things in the re­gion.”

Big win­ners on the night in­cluded Ash Mose­ley Homes, who were awarded House of the Year for the Ma­rina Quay Project at Trin­ity Park, and F K Gard­ner and Sons, who took out Project of the Year for the Tjapukai Cul­tural Cen­tre Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion.

Al­laro Homes took home the Pres­i­dent’s Award for its dis­play home at Castle­ton En­trance, Smith­field, and Roslyn Smith, man­ager and de­signer at Affin­ity De­signer Homes, won the Woman in Busi­ness Award – an ac­co­lade that is awarded each year based on the win­ner’s achieve­ments, and their in­volve­ment and com­mit­ment to the in­dus­try.

Other no­table win­ners in­clude Ris­ing Star Award re­cip­i­ent David McIn­tosh of McIn­tosh Builders, and Robert Daniel Manly from Field Con­struct, who was named Ap­pren­tice of the Year.

Mas­ter Builders re­gional man­ager Ron Ban­nah.

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