Ballarat firm wins MBA National Young Builder of the Year Award
VICTORIAN REGIONAL builder David Moyle, from Ballarat Construction Management, has been recognised as the WoodSolutions National Young Builder of the Year. The award was announced at the Master Builder’s National Awards dinner in Canberra’s Great Hall. These prestigious National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards acknowledge excellence in the building and construction industry and are presented each year by Master Builders Australia (MBA). Sponsored by WoodSolutions, the Young Builder of the Year Award has been running since 2008 and complements other awards, including the MBA’s Apprentice of the Year Award. All entrants in the Best Young Builder category must be under 40 years of age. The 2016 recipient of the award, David Moyle, breaks a winning streak of young Western Australian builders, who have won the previous four annual awards. Based in regional Victoria, David’s building company, Ballarat Construction Management, specialises in individually designed, quality projects ranging from single residential to small and medium commercial projects, throughout the State. Born and educated in Ballarat and an active member of Master Builders, David was Chairman of Master Builders Victoria’s Country Sector in 2014 and is currently on Victoria’s Board of Management. He has also been involved in judging and giving guidance to apprentices. “It’s great to see recognition of a young builder based in rural and regional Australia,” said Eileen Newbury, Program Manager for WoodSolutions and National Marketing and Communications Manager for Forest and Wood Products Australia, the industry services company that resources WoodSolutions, the sponsor of the Award. “David is adopting industry-leading practices and processes in regional Victoria,” Eileen said, “and their commitment to keeping work local is also potentially beneficial to wood and wood products, many of which are produced or manufactured in regional and rural areas.” The 2017 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards will be presented as part of the National Conference on Saturday 25 November as the grand finale to a conference in Hobart.