Newcastle Ocean Baths secures Daracon Group a victory at 2024 CCF NSW Earth Awards

Newcastle Ocean Baths secures Daracon Group a victory at 2024 CCF NSW Earth Awards

In a celebratory evening at The Star Sydney, Daracon Group emerged victorious in the $10M – $30M project value category, sponsored by Komatsu, at the 2024 CCF NSW Earth Awards for the Newcastle Ocean Baths.

This achievement underscores Daracon’s commitment to shaping the future, marking a significant milestone in their 40th year of operation.

The Civil Contractors Federation New South Wales Earth Awards celebrate the pinnacle of project delivery excellence, emphasising construction management, innovation, people development, quality, safety, environmental management, and stakeholder engagement.

The awards gala on 14 June , 2024, brought together industry leaders and recognised the most exemplary projects in civil construction.

In the $10M – $30M category, which was the biggest category of the night, featuring seven finalists, Daracon’s revitalisation of the Newcastle Ocean Baths stood out among the competition.

This project was a blend of modern construction techniques and heritage preservation, breathing new life into the historic baths. The comprehensive overhaul not only revitalised a beloved community landmark but also set a new standard for coastal construction practices. The meticulous attention to detail and commitment to preserving the cultural heritage of the site were key factors in Daracon’s victory.

Daracon’s Alexender Massey also took out the Project Manager over $2M category at the 2023 CCF People Awards, for his exceptional project management skills on this project.

Daracon Group Managing Director, Jon Mingay commented on the commitment of his team.

 “Winning this award for the Newcastle Ocean Baths project is a testament to our team’s dedication to excellence and innovation,” Jon said.

“This project was about more than just construction; it was about preserving a piece of Newcastle’s history while providing modern amenities for the community,”

Daracon Group’s victory at the 2024 CCF NSW Earth Awards highlights their unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in civil construction. These accolades affirm their role in shaping the future of infrastructure across New South Wales, from the Hunter Valley to the Central Coast, North West NSW, and Sydney.

“This award is not just a recognition of past accomplishments but a motivation for future endeavours. We are honoured to be acknowledged among the best in the industry and are excited about what lies ahead for Daracon Group,” Jon concluded.

Daracon Group will now progress to the 2024 CCF National Infrastructure Summit & Earth Awards event, to be held in Canberra on 21 – 22 November, 2024.

IMAGE | 2024 Earth Award winners.


Daracon Group has a history of quality and strong performance across a broad range of construction activities including road, rail, concrete structures, landscaping, quarrying, plant hire and industrial services. Daracon’s strong reputation is founded in its customer and employee focused approach to business.

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