Each year Master Builders Australia acknowledges excellence in the building and construction industry through its prestigious National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards. One category is the WoodSolutions National Young Builder of the Year and went to David Moyle of Victoria.

On Thursday 24th November 2016, the Master Builder’s National Awards dinner was held in Canberra’s Great Hall. Victorian regional builder David Moyle (pictured with Eileen Newbury) from Ballarat Construction Management was recognised as the WoodSolutions National Young Builder of the Year. 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.” WoodSolutions™ is managed by FWPA and supported by companies and organisations in the Australian forest and wood products industry. FWPA is the forestry and wood industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results to the forest and wood products industry in Australia.