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Left to right: Our 2022 NAWIC Victoria Awards for Excellence nominees Tatiana Franco, Shannyn Landry and Colette Gold.

Development Victoria is proud to congratulate three project leaders from our Civic Infrastructure team for their nominations in the 2022 National Association for Women In Construction (NAWIC) Victoria Awards for Excellence

The NAWIC awards recognise the success of women working in the construction industry and the 2022 winners were announced during a gala dinner held at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne’s CBD. 

Senior Project Managers Colette Gold and Tatiana Franco were both nominated in the Building and Construction category. 

Project Director Shannyn Landry was recognised for leadership role in delivering the $46 million Docklands Studios Sound Stage 6 by receiving a Special Commendation in the Emerging Leader Award. 

All three were recognised for managing projects during the disruptions and challenges presented by COVID-19 restrictions, while ensuring construction did not impact ongoing operational venue operations.  

Colette’s nomination recognised her role on the Docklands Studios Sound Stage 6 project, which opened in March this year. 

Tatiana was nominated for her role delivering Stage 3 of the Melbourne Park redevelopment that was completed ahead of the 2022 Australian Open. 

Shannyn joined Development Victoria in 2010 as a Project Manager and was elevated to the role as Senior Project Manager in 2015. 

With a passion for working on projects that have lasting community impacts, Shannyn was thrilled to be recognised with a Special Commendation at the NAWIC Victoria Awards. 

“I’m grateful to Development Victoria for providing incredible connection, learning and training opportunities and also giving me the chance to work with and learn from leaders within the design and construction industries,” Shannyn said. 

Special thanks to the project team members I get to work closely with, both internal and external. I am appreciative of what I’ve learnt from every project and the contributions of the project teams.

Originally from the UK, Colette has worked at Development Victoria for the past five years and managed multi-disciplinary teams which includes consultants and external contractors, as well as providing expert advice and recommendations to the Project Director. 

“It’s a great honour to be considered for the award for my role on the Docklands Studios Sound Stage 6 project. I feel very fortunate that everyone involved with this project made it a great experience to be part of and a success,” Colette said. 

Colombian-born, Tatiana joined Development Victoria in 2018 and has a passion for civil engineering, construction, environmental, safety and human resources management as well as quality assurance. 

“It’s an honour to be recognised alongside the amazing women that are leading Victoria’s construction industry,” Tatiana said. 

Development Victoria’s Group Head Civic Infrastructure Hannah Clement congratulated the three women on their nominations. 

“To see these three talented women recognised at the NAWIC Awards is wonderful acknowledgment and something of which Shannyn, Colette and Tatiana should be proud for the rest of their careers.

"Congratulation to all the winners and nominees across all award categories. Truly inspiring current and future leaders in our industry,” Ms Clement said. 

“Development Victoria has been able to attract, retain and grow some extraordinary talent and support their career progression through a diverse range of projects that deliver outcomes that really matter to our communities.”

A not-for-profit organisation formed in 1995, NAWIC is led by industry leaders who strive to help champion and empower women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential.

Development Victoria is proud of our track record of supporting women in their careers and building gender equity right across the sector.

Updated on 26 May 2023