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Mackay Builders Raise The Roof At 2023 Awards

From much-needed community facilities and retail projects to beautiful family homes and seaside abodes, the Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday 2023 Housing & Construction Awards showed off craftsmanship and stylish detail in construction.

The best of the best in the building and construction industry were celebrated at the Awards held at the Mackay Convention Centre on Saturday, 12 August.

Fergus Builders dominated the Construction Awards, scooping a third of the awards on offer by taking out the Community Accommodation for Specialist Disability, Aged Care and Nursing Homes, Commercial/Industrial Building from $5 million up to $10 million and Commercial fitout up to $5 million categories. Fergus also won two Housing awards to take its grand total to five, winning the Display Home over $550,000 and Best Use of Steel Frame Housing categories.

Michelle Thompson from Porters Glass & Aluminium was awarded the Women in Building title.

Morris Constructions snapped up the prestigious House of the Year Award for the coastal luxury home, The Coral Sea House.

Paynters delivered a landmark project with the Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay, winning them the McInnes Wilson Lawyers Project of the Year, as well as the Best Sporting Facility Award.

Dixon Homes took out the Individual Home from $500,000 up to $750,000 for its Sugarfield Residence in Ooralea.

Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday Regional Manager, Malcolm Hull congratulated the winners across all 28 categories.

“The spirit of achievement, dedication and exceptional quality of workmanship has inspired our 2023 Housing & Construction Awards program – Shining Bright. This year's projects prove our members are truly innovative and dedicated to building the best for the region.

“This year’s field is diverse, from stunning renovations and beautiful new builds to important community facilities like the TAFE Agricultural Centre and Great Barrier Reef Arena – there’s really nothing Master Builders can’t accomplish.

“It doesn't matter whether they've taken an Award home this year or not. Each of our 2023 entrants is a part of the Master Builders family and helps cement why we're so widely trusted and respected," he said.

Major awards

BUSSQ Building Super President's Award – Lowcock Builders for Queens Bay Home (Bowen)

McInnes Wilson Lawyers Project of the Year – Paynters for Great Barrier Reef Arena (Mackay)

House of the Year – Morris Constructions QLD for The Coral Sea House (Airlie Beach)

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